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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Unplugged Mommy Diaries: Part 2

I have officially been unplugged for over a week! And let me tell you, it feels awesome! I've gotten a little sidetracked lately with a online dating website. Shhh! Don't tell my mother!  But, I will be remedying that little problem later tonight when I delete my profile. I'm at this phase in my post-divorce life where I'm lonely. Plain and simple. It's hard to go from having loved ones around you constantly to having nights where you're home alone and the silence is killing you. But, I'm coping and learning fast that a dating website is NOT the way to go right now. I need to learn how to be by myself and it is wrong for me to replace my social media fast with basically another form of social media. So, as soon as I can figure out how to delete it. It will be gone. I am also not doing as well as I would like with turning off my phone on the nights I have Emma. So, I'm really going to work on that this week. She comes back home, and especially since I don't have her this weekend, I want to really focus on spending as much time with her as possible. I bought a couple of crafts for us to do together, and I plan to do a much job of reading to her this week.

If you're fasting with me, what kinds of things are you struggling with? Is another form of social media taking all of your attention now? Are you pinning on your Pinterest boards more than you should? Not interrogating, just asking. I find that I am constantly evaluating how much time I'm spending on the different social media sights I have allowed myself to have access too. Sure I have bad days where I probably post one too many pictures on Instagram, but I really am trying my best to focus on things other than the apps on my phone! I'm reading more and doing my Bible study, and attempting to conquer the obscene amounts of homework I have right now. But, you know, I am far from perfect, and sometimes all I can do is try again tomorrow. What about you? What kinds of things are you filling your time with during your social media fast whatever that may be?

I hope you all are having a great week and I appreciate your prayers and encouragement as I soldier on through this challenge. Feel free to email me and let me know if you're doing the fast with me, so we can encourage each other together!

Happy Tuesday, friends!

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