Living Life

It's amazing how quickly we can fall into bad habits. 

It seems my favorite thing to struggle with is technology. I love my phone. I love watching TV and movies. These things are really good things. They can do a lot of good and connect us to good information, fun pictures, and new perspectives. 

However these things can also distract from that which is better. Lately I've been letting them distract me far too frequently. It's so easy to justify it when I'm tired from my sweet little newborn who wakes up 2-3 times at night. It's easy to just watch a Disney movie in my PJs. It's a bit more effort to put on clothes and take my energetic toddler outside, but I know it's better for the both of us in the long run. 

I'm going to be better. I'm going to pick my phone up less and interact with my children and husband more. I'm going to exercise and play outside instead of turning on a movie. During nap times I want to be productive. I want to write down more of my thoughts and experiences. I want to read uplifting material and grow closer to God. I want to strengthen relationships and be a contributor to this world. 

I want to enjoy this life, and really LIVE it. No more giving technology so much of my time. Naturally I'll still use these things and enjoy them every once in awhile, but I'm done being owned by them. Oh how I love these self reflection moments. :) 

Henry needed a little break on our walk. :) 

Henry needed a little break on our walk. :) 

"I want you to get swept away out there. I want you to levitate. I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish... Be deliriously happy or at least leave yourself open to be." Meet Joe Black