**If you Twitter...please don't be offended. I am not saying Twitter is a bad thing in moderation:)
Most of us have dreams. Some of you may want to get in shape, run a marathon, start a business, travel overseas or start a family.
When we know what are dreams are...it's easy to set a few goals and begin working towards that dream.
Sometimes, though...we may get sidetracked. Life gets in the way. Our desires have to take a backseat to our family, jobs and home. And sometimes...it's none of above that throw us off track...it's us.
I have been in a funk.
I have been comparing myself to everyone and everything.
I was on Twitter, following all these Mom Blogs with thousands of Followers, reading their Tweets and thinking..."How do they do that? How in the world do they DO all they claim to? "
Have a blog,
make a meal,
throw spectacular birthday parties,
drive the carpool,
run a successful creative biz,
and all the while maintaining a perfectly spotless and decorated home
all while wearing the latest fashions, hair and make-up.
Seriously, I was reading these Tweets thinking..."do these women ever sleep?" And more importantly "are they enjoying and living in the moments they are tweeting about?"
I found myself wanting to become like these women.
I'd have my Blackberry out at every event, tweeting about...
Em's soccer game!
School football games!
I found myself more concerned with my latest Tweet rather than what truly mattered...the actual moment.
Melody Ross is my mentor. I adore her style, her flair for vintage and I love how she shines. I mean , Melody just has this glow about her. She inspires me on so many levels.
I have taken two of her classes...Soul Restoration 1 & 2. Ladies, I highly recommend these two courses. They will truly change your perspective if you do the work.
Over the summer, Melody left Facebook for 90 days. Her words about her addiction and what she learned from staying off the computer all summer spoke volumes to me.
Here is an excerpt from that post that hit me like a ton of bricks....
...and that it got to the point in my life where I was choosing a virtual life over a real life. I was choosing pixels over people. I was choosing the number of LIKE’s I ‘earned’ over my husband’s opinion of me, or my children’s opinion....or God’s opinion. I was choosing hours in front of the computer over all of the beauty that life has to offer. Most days I was very aware that this was NOT how I wanted to spend my time, but somehow, I just couldn’t really make myself stop.
When I read these words is as if I wrote them. "I was choosing hours in front of the computer over all of the beauty that life has to offer."
Twitter made me feel worthless...like everything I was trying to accomplish here was pointless. I don't have thousands of followers.
I don't have a...
a thriving creative biz
Seeing all those women having all those things was making me second guess my dreams. I mean, if you don't have all of the above then how can you ever even have a piece?
I was losing sight of why I blog.
Why I create.
What I want to do.
What I do.
I write Words of Me Project to uplift, inspire and encourage....even if just ONE person is ever touched by what I say...then that will be enough. If ONE person is inspired to change their life for the better...then I am living my dream.
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Stay Tuned for Part 2....