After I got home from the hospital yesterday, Maddox and I did our first outting! As my body is just learning how to walk again (literally), I want to get moving as much as possible, as soon as possible. You all know how impatient I am (with everything…). So we stepped outside to make a few errands.
Anyways- I have made a decision that I want to tell you about. I’ve decided that I will only share stuff about Maddox here on my own platform. There may be an occasional photo on Instagram, but I have decided that I want to keep majority of Maddox in an environment that I can control. Because when I shared the photo of Maddox’s arrival I had over 140 people share his photo (as in, that they sent it to someone in a DM) and over 50 people “saved” his photo. I am not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing, that people did it with any intention but to spread the wonderful news. So if you are someone that did share it and only did it as a wonderful news kind of thing- thank you!!! You’re amazing and I absolutely love and adore you for that. I want the world to see him!!! But as for now, I want to create a sacred space for him and I’ve decided I want to do it here.
I have also decided that the upcoming month, that I will be taking a little break from Instagram. Because I feel that now, more than ever, I’m so present. I’m right where I need to be. Doing exactly what I should be doing. Building my family and embracing my new role as a mom (OMG! IM A MOM!!!). And I want to focus on just that. Not that I’m on Instagram for hours and hours every day. But I find myself, as probably most of you, indulging in so much crap out there. And it clouds the brain. So when I checked the activity timer in the Instagram app- I saw that I spend an average - 45-60 minutes A DAY (!!!) on Instagram. I mean, how? AWhen? It literally feels like I check it once a day. Well for me, that’s an hour a day that I could spend without Maddox or my family. It’s 7 hours in a week!!! And 30 in a month!!! 30 hours I never get back! And 30 hours I can put in to something a lot more useful right now.
But don’t get me wrong, I love all the updates from my friends and I love Instagram as a tool to be inspired by new things. But my friends already send me updates every day from what they are doing, which I actually like even more because then I can actually respond to it straight away. And when it comes to fetching information for inspiration, I’d rather set aside an hour when I need it to really explore whatever I need to indulge in, rather than brainless strolling in hoping for something to pop up.
Well that’s at least my take. And I couldn’t be more excited to see what this does to my days and my wellbeing. Because if it’s one time in my life when I want to be present, it’s definitely these days.
But as I love writing and sharing my days or just random inspirational photos or ideas I find, I will of course continue to post here. And if you guys have tips on good blogs, please send them to me! It could be yours! Your friend’s! Your mom’s! Or just your favourite blogger. Because I’d much rather read stuff.