i judge how full my life is these days by how much time i spend on my phone or laptop.
recently, i’ve been living fully. i haven’t opened up my laptop in over two weeks.
i have barely paid attention to my phone or the onslaught of texts and emails.
and whenever i move away from technology, i care less about all of the menial peripheral shit that goes on.
i don’t label it as a cleanse, because that suggests that i’m prohibiting myself from social media/technology.
i just kind of wake up everyday and see if i give a shit about it. if i don’t, then i don’t do it.
lately, i have been too busy and happy to give a shit.
lately, i’ve been moving and resting and sinking into myself and my family.
if not giving a shit sounds good to you, try this: go home, put down your phone in a place you never put it and keep it on silent or turn it off. then just walk away.
if you end up forgetting where it is, you’re welcome.
eat a bagel with extra cream cheese.
read a book.
breathe fresh air and feel leaves crunch under your bare feet.
look at the faces of the people you love in real life.
do a load of laundry and pull it out of the dryer and snuggle under your warm clean clothes while you take a nap in bed.
go to work and make a really inappropriate joke to a coworker who isn’t a tight ass and laugh yourselves silly.
life is short.
stop giving a shit.
be a human being instead of a human doing.
allow yourself to just be.
the online and media driven world is pretend.
go be part of the real thing.
This #transformationtuesday is not about looks or physical progress, but about who I’ve become in the 11 years between these two pictures. They were both taken on the front porch swing of a KOA cabin (top pic in Wyoming, bottom in the Smoky Mountains), but I can assure you I am a completely different woman in each of these photographs.
I went from a 24 year old newlywed to a 35 year old mother of 4. There aren’t enough characters allowed to begin to describe the transformations that took place over these years. —�-A before and after photo can’t capture the growth that happened in my head and heart, changes you would never see by looking at my body.
—�A photo doesn’t show the way my heart grew, my patience expanded, or the multi-tasking skills mastered.
—�An image can’t portray the ups and downs of the soul searching, sleepless, lost and tear-filled years of juggling newborns and toddlers while question my worth, value, place in this world and own sanity.
—� #transformationtuesday posts don’t reveal the hurts I learned to finally release, the new perspectives gained and the slow victory of an internal battle towards self acceptance
Let’s not forget the most important transformation is what happens on the inside, mostly invisible to the outside world. Do not discredit your internal growth. Do not forget the lessons and wisdoms and perspective you’ve learned along your way, even if the transformation photos don’t look that transformative
Our SE Qld chapter has unfortunately come to an end. 🙁
The family house has sold (we are homeless again 😃), removalist have been, Mum's in the GU Ute heading south and we're ready to hit the road again! Watch this space as #winchandunwind have some exciting adventures planned over the next few months!
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Go see places most people will never see 🌴🐾
Can't wait to take the Lux out on some adventures!
Cheers for the snap @daxon 📸 we probably chose the busiest time of the day.. 😆