Friday, April 1, 2016

An April Challenge

Bluetooth device not connected. Bluetooth device failed.

Shoot, I thought, as I pulled away from my apartment building. I must have forgotten my phone inside.

Since I was only going to Adam’s for the night to do some painting, and because frankly, I was too lazy to circle the city block and run back inside, I decided to continue onward, smartphone-less.

Unfortunately, as it turns out, I’m completely addicted to checking my phone. Specifically, the Facebook and Instagram apps.

All evening long, I felt myself reaching for a phantom phone.

I was totally freaking myself out.

And so, I’ve decided to challenge myself this April. I want to try to go an entire month with no Facebook or Instagram. Instead, when I feel the need to share, I’m going to come on over here, to this trusty blog.

Because that truly is one thing I love about social media, the chronicling of life events. I don’t want to give that part up.

But those other parts? Like the fact that it encourages my nosy nature and urge to gossip? Or that it makes me sometimes compare myself to others?

I'm ready to split ways with those pieces of the social media puzzle.

Here’s what I hope to gain from this challenge.

Become more present.
Cut down on the gossip.
Have more meaningful connections.
Compare less.
Spend more time on things that matter most.


  1. I love this idea (plus it means more blog posts from you :)) Jess at Just Jess

  2. Girl, a whole month?!!? You deserve a HUGE reward! I love this idea, and really need to schedule a break as well. I get caught up in checking so much! Love me some SATC Carrie! I'm so excited for your blog

  3. I love this idea so much, and I'll be really curious to see how it goes do you - I have managed to cut down on Facebook (there are currently way too many babies for my liking haha), because it was constantly harnessing my need to compare myself to others - no good ever comes out of that. I also quit Instagram for a while, but I'm missing it, and I'm thinking about incorporating it into my days again without it becoming too overpowering.

    I have one selfish reason to support this challenge of yours - it means that I'll see a lot more of you here in the blog land. I'm missing your posts so much - they always brighten my days! Fingers crossed for you :)