Today is day 2 of being off Facebook and Instagram and it has been freeing for me. I find myself being more motivated to do more things than before. Already I feel like this experiment has motivated me to make more effort to invest in others in a more genuine way. It has made me crave to spend my time doing things that only feed my soul. (I know that sounds cliché and corny but it’s the truth)
This year I want to learn how to fully participate in life and live in every moment, especially since my son is growing up so fast! Since I have been a mom I have struggled with finding a way to be a good mom, wife and friend. It seems like I’ve only been able to be good at one thing at a time. My husband and I went on a date the other weekend and I realized that I have neglected him. I admitted to him that I felt bad that I don’t make the time to put more effort into making him feel special and loved. I feel the same way with my friends. When we were younger, We had a group of close friends that felt more like family. We had built this community where we shared lives with one another. We got together often and had fun doing what young people do in their 20s without kids and as many responsibilities as one has when you are in your late 20s and early 30s. Times have definitely changed.
What I want this year is to build this community again. I need this. I have always imagined having a close group of friends where our kids would grow up and play with one another. I want my son to experience this community. This is one of my goals this year!