So I decided to start fresh. Wipe the slate clean. Give up a handful of things and people that were doing nothing more than sucking up my time. Look at what I have that matters, remember how lucky I am, and appreciate appreciate appreciate. My friends and I refer to this as "EPL" time (aka EatPrayLove Time even if I wish it was more like EatPizzaLong Time).
One thing I gave up? Social media. Bye instagram. Bye twitter. Bye facebook. Pinterest you rock and can stay forever. I thought I would miss all your taco photos and baby albums, BUT I DON'T AND IT'S SO NICE. I'm sure I'll go back eventually, but for the time being it's nice to have the apps missing from my phone. You don't realize how much you check them until they're gone. And once you do realize, it's kind of pathetic.
Here I am, one week strong with a whole new perspective. It may seem silly, but it feels so good. The dead weight is gone. I'm the emotional equivalent of a freshly cleaned refrigerator (you know.. the one you've been avoiding cleaning out for months but then looks SO DAMN GOOD when you finally do it). If you're one of the five people who still read this blog you're probably thinking "damn this bitch needs to shut up and cook something - I'm over this" and to that I respond "I'M WORKING ON IT!" But maybe today we can get together and learn something? Have you ever caught yourself investing time + energy into something that isn't doing anything for you? A relationship? A dead-end job? A froyo addiction? Instagram scrolling? Whatever it is, remember that you're time is precious and not worth anything that doesn't give back what you put in.