Saturday, September 2, 2017

What I Learned This Season: Summer Recap

Wow! September, where did you come from?! Did anyone else's Summer fly by like mine? Every year it seems to go by faster and faster.

Most of you know that I took a break form social media and blogging for the month of August. It was fabulous. At first, I missed it, but if I am being completely honest, it was amazing. Not worrying about what to write or post about. No giveaways or aimlessly scrolling through feeds. No drama or feeling like I need to keep up. Just time.

Lots of time, and I loved it!! This leads me to what I learned this Summer. It's not a list of things or anything super crazy. Just one simple, life changing lesson.

Here it is...

I don't want to miss the actual fabric of the interior of my life, the beautiful child growing up right this second, in my own home, (my husbands needs & loving friendships), because I am working to please people somewhere out there.  -Shauna Niequist (adapted by me)

Basically, I don't want to miss out on what is most important in this life. I was on the road that leads to destruction. Cramming my life with too much stuff and trying to keep up with the Joneses. I was trying to prove that I could do it all and be it all. Part of the reason for this is because of what I see on social media. I am so glad that I took a break from it. I plan on doing at least 4 times a year, maybe not as long, but it's definitely needed.

This Summer was great, and I am sure that there were other things I learned (like how to use a Circut and make a bunch of really cool stuff), but this is what it all came down to. There is nothing wrong with having passions and desires, but when they are left unchecked they can ruin you. They become your focus and you start to forget what is most important.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Summer. I would love to know what you learned. Be sure to check out Emily's blog, where tons of other bloggers link up to share what they have learned each season.

Many Blessings,

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