I wrote a post 3 weeks after I quit both my instagram channels listing 5 positive changes. It’s now been 7 weeks without instagram, here are 5 more positive changes:
I quit my facebook. Now I’m even MORE productive at work. Funny thing is, I still have the urge to type in facebook.com everytime I open a web browser…but then I remember I don’t have it, and so I just go to work. How many times have you opened up google chrome to research or get something done and you get sucked into a facebook rabbit hole before you remember what you actually went online to do?
I’ve discovered more internet. Funny to say, I know, but it’s true – there is so much more world wide web out there to be discovered, why spend all your time in one place? It’s like moving out of your parents house for the first time and realizing that there is so much more world beyond your hometown.
I don’t live through my phone screen anymore.
I’m more engaged in conversations, I have more things to say, more opinions to try out.
I can create with less anxiety, I feel more confident in what I make; there is less fear of being judged.
My favorite quote this week:
“The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.”
I quit my Instagram(s) three weeks ago and already I have been feeling the lights turn on in certain departments of my brain that have long been idle, and unoccupied. Here are five things I’ve noticed of myself in the past three weeks:
I’ve been able to accomplish more personal/creative tasks.
I’ve been writing creatively more often. Pen to paper, and it feels so good.
I’ve been reading more blogs which has been inspiring and informative.
I’ve had a clearer focus and drive for doing the things I want to do. Instead of thinking I will get to it eventually, or making up excuses that I’m just not ready, I’ve been more proactive with my small windows of time. Instead of finding myself down a scrolling rabbit hole, I’ve been able to put that brain space towards honing in on some creative discipline.
I’ve been writing out and reviewing my goals, asking myself what I have accomplished?; what was stopping me from doing x,y,z?; and what I can do better?
My favorite quote this week:
The grass is greener where you water it, not on the other side.
I am writing this post to the people who were so kind enough to hit that ‘Follow’ button on my blog: PlannerCreative. I’d like to now introduce to you a more well rounded representation of myself: The Urban Suburban Girl – which I hope you all can relate too as well.
Urban suburban (cul-de-sac-couture) is a term my fiance and I dubbed certain moments or scenarios we saw on the streets of San Francisco that translated to our upbringing in the burbs. But quite simply, it means the way it sounds.
I am urban suburban because I like to knit doilies in hipster coffee shops.
I am urban suburban because I leave the city to go browse large department stores and strip malls that make me feel nostalgic.
Still now, it’s hard to explain. But if you stick around, you will start to get the gist of what it means.
I find it silly that I constantly come up with these aliases to represent myself on the internet, but I am quite comfortable in admitting the fact that I love the creativity in writing and making content- so why the hell not? I am continuously experimenting with ways to express myself, hope you enjoy my point of view.