I Fasted From Social Media for 30 Days
My friends, it feels so good to be back! It's been 30 days since I started my social media fast, but even longer since I've written a blog post. I have definitely been in a season of stillness for the last 3 months, and although I'm grateful for the quiet, I am thrilled to be back in the swing of things. There's so much I am excited to share with y'all!
I've been completely off all my socials for the last few weeks, and if you know me- you know I am alwayssss checking my twitter or watching Instagram stories. I lived and breathed it -- until now.
Being away from social media did two things: it slowed me down...but also woke me up.
I've been able to still myself, be present in my conversations, and take time to just be with who I'm with. Yes, at the beginning, my FOMO (fear of missing out) kicked into high gear, but after a while, I didn't even know what I missing. I didn't care. I was just doing life as it happened and that was enough for me. Am I excited to be back on? Absolutely. But I feel soooo much less pressure to keep up my "aesthetic" or post regularly. That may hurt my following, it may mess up my Instagram feed, but I'm so content! I think that's the most important thing, right?
Let's catch up, shall we? I'll start with quitting my job.
I did it! I quit the job I had been at for the last eighteen months, and began a new journey with the coolest group here in Franklin. I haven't been there long, but the team and the inviting atmosphere make it feel like I've been there way longer than I really have. I feel so blessed to be where I am right now. Really the best way I can describe it is that it's "a breath of fresh air". I know The Lord gifted me with certain talents, and I finally feel like I'm getting to put those to use - and THAT'S an awesome feeling!
A few awesome things that happened while I was offline:
1. My precious godson was born!! It's the coolest thing seeing a friendship that formed only 3 years ago turn into something this beautiful. His mama, Marta, and I met a few years ago and have felt like sisters ever since. Looking at where we are now, I can't help but get teary eyed. God is so good, and Aunt LB loves you so much, Benjamin!!
2. So many of my people had birthdays!! My brother, Blake, turned 21, my sweet friend Rebecca had the BEST Taylor Swift birthday, and I got to celebrate my sis, Kelly, with allll the treats (Butchertown, Pearl Diver and cookie cake!!). I love celebrating others' birthdays - just as much as my own! These three hold the dearest places in my heart, and I feel so grateful to have spent their special days with them.
As much as I missed posting all over socials for each person's birthday, it was so fun to celebrate them and be intentional about doing it in person! I was SO caught up in celebrating Blake in person that I didn't even get a picture with him! (sorry, B, ily!!)
On top of all the birthdays, these last few weeks also included lots of fellowship with my church fam. Just the other night, a few of us girls got together to eat and catch up. We ended up staying until after 10 o'clock!! It was so nice to hear what's been on their hearts and share what's been on mine. Fellowship is food for my soul, and I've gotten so much of it lately. I'm so grateful!
Moving forward- I'm excited to just experience social media in small doses. I think it can be super healthy to take breaks from the pressures that the media can put on us.
I did this fast as part of an Awakening revival throughout all of Nashville, and came into it expecting to experience a huge revelation or to be changed in a big way. While I may not have had either of those encounters, I do feel more refreshed and "recharged" than I have in a while. I don't feel tied down by socials, nor do I intend on getting to that point either! And I'm gonna be proud of myself for that.
What to expect for LB in the City: more traveling, more fellowship, and more day-to-day content. I don't want to restrict this space to any one type of blog. This is just me here, posting my thoughts and sharing my heart. I hope you'll tag along :)
Until next time,