Labor day has come and gone, this week passed in a blur and tomorrow is September the eighth.
I haven’t had much to say this week. I am feeling like I’m in a place of pulling back for many reasons. One of which is to try and create the space I need to see my next steps. I’ve almost always found that sitting with space, even when it’s so uncomfortable, helps the next thing to show up. Or at least helps us see more clearly what the best next thing is.
Related, read this about How to Stop Running from Space.
On the topic of pulling back…
I deleted the Facebook app from my phone a couple of weeks ago and it’s been a most refreshing thing to reduce the scroll. I thought about suspending my account all together but I need it for groups I manage and business pages.
I’ve also been making a conscious effort to spend less time on Instagram but overall, my Instagram feed is a happy place for me. I really love the accounts that I follow and the people that I interact with on the platform. Opening the app is usually a positive experience for me.
Related, I enjoyed this story on GMA this week about breaking up with your phone.
On the topic of blogging and social media…
Finn turned 16 weeks old today.
Amanda James Photography
And I’ve been thinking a lot about digital privacy. I mentioned this when I was pregnant but it’s been weighing on my heart so heavily lately. I have shared almost a decade of my life on the internet. I’m still so uncertain about how I feel about sharing Finn’s life online. With every day, week and month that passes, I find myself feeling more and more protective of him and thinking more and more about what and how much I want to share.
Let’s see…what else? Let’s lighten it up a bit.
I was happy to see that cottage cheese is having a moment. This was photo was posted on Bon Appetit’s Instagram this week with a recipe link to homemade cottage cheese. See, I told you Instagram was a happy place for me. You just have to remember that you are the manager of your feed and if something on it makes you feel crappy, hit the unfollow button. Fill your feed up with things like cottage cheese bowls.
And cute golden retrievers.
I’ll do a post soon with some of my favorite IG accounts to follow.
Photo Jim Hipple/UGA
Happy college football season and GO DAWGS! I’m still a little heartbroken about that national championship miss last season but excited to follow along. I will forever be college football > pro. I can take or leave the Carolina Panthers.
Some fun things coming next week. Look out for an announcement on Monday about a fitness + running partnership with Emily Breeze. Catch me in Toronto next week where I’ll be leading the run at Wanderlust.
I should go to bed now. Thanks for reading guys. xx
Thoughts on kiddos + digital privacy?
Current favorite IG account to follow?
Collage or pro and who’s your team?