When I was a kid, the internet wasn’t really a “thing”. We didn’t quite understand it and it wasn’t something we honestly spent a lot of time on. It existed but it was still so new and so there wasn’t sites like Twitter or Instagram to distract us from the other fun parts of life - like going to the park or calling your friends on a 3 way call. lol
So as a result, I often did other things to occupy my time.
I rode my bike, walked a mile to the library almost every day so I could read and get out the house, I took photos of everything I could since I was sure that one of my jobs would be as a photographer, and I wrote. I wrote all the time.
I wrote short stories, poems, song lyrics, and anything I could think of. I loved to sit in my room for hours and write. My brother also loved to write so we would often write stories and songs and then sing them to one another to see if it sounded “good”.
But once I went off to college and the internet became a big thing too - I became consumed with social media. That took away my time to just sit quietly in my room with music playing and just focusing on my own thoughts- uninteruppted.
This month of November, I want to try and return to that. I want to return to some of my childhood hobbies and get back into the groove of things. I’m interested to know if:
I even enjoy those hobbies anymore and
If it will help improve my mindset & mental health
I find that the more time I spend on social media, the more I struggle with feeling connected to my CURRENT world. I become sucked into the pursuit of likes for validation and it blocks my creativity.
Do you struggle with the same thing when it comes to social media? Let me know in the comments.
Well for now, my goal is simple.
I plan to at least blog 3-4 times a week. This will get me back into the groove of writing simply for the enjoyment of it. I don’t want to promise anything - because at the end of the day - I want this to be something I can enjoy; not something that stresses me out.