timing. it’s a funny thing.
vulnerability. that’s another really funny thing.
how vulnerable should one be? what’s appropriate? what’s safe? it’s tricky to be vulnerable. & then throw in the whole timing thing & you could potentially have one big mess.
i had decided to take a break from social media about a week & a half ago. just wanted to disconnect & reconnect with other things that deserve my attention. i’m not anti-social media or internet. not a chance. but, i was starting to feel guilty that i liked the idea of the books on my bookshelf, but they couldn’t compete with my instagram feed. they were more decoration. & pleasure reading is just one example of something i had been neglecting.
as timing would have it, during this break from social media, i also had a family emergency that absolutely needed my full heart – full attention – full everything. suddenly, nothing else mattered.
like i said, timing is funny.
the break from social media was a beautiful thing – & i strongly encourage people to take breaks when you can. it’s hard at first. but then it’s so freeing that you almost don’t wanna come back. almost.
so, here i am. i’m back. & i’m catching up on what was supposed to be a daily july photo challenge. whoops. forgive me.
i never stopped taking pics during my break – bc i love taking pictures. i love remembering life through a still image. but the desire to immediately share it with the world wasn’t there – mainly bc i didn’t have an avenue to share it. it was weird & beautiful all at the same time.
so here we go. lemme catch up real quick:
day twenty three: (i drew this . . . )
“come tell Me your troubles. I’m not your answer, but I’m a listening ear.” – [brooke fraser]
day twenty four: (‘d’ is for . . .)
day twenty five: (ground)
day twenty six: (the everyday)
from the hallway in the hospital, i look down & see life flying by. people still living – despite sadness, fear, confusion, frustration. life keeps happening. people are daily facing tough stuff – take time to breathe, look people in the eyes, see their pain & genuinely ask, “how are you doing?”
day twenty seven: (black & white)
day twenty eight: (this is new!)
day twenty nine: (perspective)
day thirty: (friendship)
day thirty one: (workspace)
peace, y’all. take time & breathe.