Hey Balanced Beauties!!!
Happy November <3
So I’ve been loving this blog. I think about things every day that I want to write about and share with y’all because the feedback has honestly been awesome. The direct messages, comments, texts & feedback is appreciated! So many of you inspire me and I love following all of you <3
One thing I’ve been working on for a while now is to be more present in every little thing that I do in my life. I have become one of those people that truly live by the term “you only live once!”. I don’t want to miss important moments in my life because of technology or social media. Although I am so guilty of this sometimes, and still get caught up in social media, I can honestly say that being a teacher has changed me in so many ways and the way that I view social media. There was a point where social media was pretty much what my life revolved around, and that’s such an easy trap to fall into these days. However, I’ve realized that in the schools, kids are losing out on their childhood because social media has completely taken over and diluted one of the most pure and innocent periods in their life. As a result, I see the things that kids actually guide their lives by. It is no longer a day and age where kids are excited to go home to go for a bike ride, but instead they are talking about the new video game they are going to play or who uploaded what on social media. I think in a sense, the use of technology has it’s pros, but seeing these kids revolve their lives around social media/technology is a constant reminder to myself to not let social media occupy all of the precious time that life as given me and to not let it become a distraction from the most important moments in my life.
One thing I did right after our wedding was delete snapchat. Although I love snapchat, and love when I am with someone who has a snapchat, I found myself filming every little part of my life. I found myself missing moments of my nieces and nephew because I was filming them, behind a camera, instead of watching them with my own eyes. I found that although I thought I was in the moment, 100 percent of my mind and heart weren’t there with them. Eventually, it came to the point where all of my memories of them were on my camera which was great, but I found that I wasn’t present and in the moment when these little, special moments were happening so quickly..moments that I’d never get back!
I think just like anything else in life, social media use needed to be more balanced for me. I don’t have a Facebook, twitter or snapchat. I am sticking only to Instagram, which helps me at least have the time connecting, sharing and enjoying memories with friends and family. This also limits my access to ALL of the other accounts that I could have, which would quickly become an addiction and soon take up a lot of my time.
Part of being present and enjoying the sweetness of my own life is to balance the time that I devote to looking, sharing and partaking in social media. This has helped me become more aware of these little (big) moments that I was missing since I was distracted by things on social media that would be forgotten tomorrow!
When I think of positive energy and mental space, I think of focusing on what to improve in my own life instead of watching other people’s lives. NOW, with that being said, I LOVE Instagram and I do scroll through at least every 2 to 3 hours, but I think I’ve learned my limits, and have created healthy habits for myself to put down my phone during certain times to really get a chance to embrace whatever is happening in my personal life, in the present moment.
GUYS! If you haven’t noticed, I am a huge fan of jumpsuits. I love how easy they are to slip on (and off). For me, a one piece is a heck of a lot easier than figuring out a top and bottom that match. I found this awesome Belows Jumpsuit over at Revolve. This neutral jumpsuit is perfect to wear for a bridal shower, bachelorette party or even during the holidays. I wore this with Steve Madden pumps, but you could easily wear booties with this outfit as well. I purchased a size XS <3
Have a well-balanced weekend!