Saturday, February 8, 2014

windswept words written on wings

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It floats across the sky like a promise
Windswept words written on wings
and airy clouds

I took Facebook off of my phone this week. And since I rarely turn my computer on during the day, I haven't been checking it much. {need to get a hold of me? Text. Or email. Or find me on Instagram. Just not Facebook!!} 

The noise was just too much. It had been building for a while. The constant pull to check. To see what I was missing. The thought that I would be out of the loop if I wasn't on Facebook a few times an hour. 

For real. 

Isn't that just silly? To think we won't be connected if we aren't on a device. If we are looking at our phones or computers instead of the faces of our children or spouses or friends. If we aren't able to hear ourselves think because we're instead being inundated by what everyone else thinks and does.

I found myself more connected this week. 

On top of that, I've been participating in liberated lines, which has made my other use of social media {instagram} more intentional. I shared in our group that when you are more intentional with your words and photos, it feels like you're offering something - creatively - instead of just shouting LOOK AT ME!!! Look at my awesome life!! 

I'm realizing, while working through Danielle LaPorte's The Desire Map, that I want to feel creative. That is one of the core feelings that my soul desires. Feeling creative and that I'm being heard are the two things I keep coming back to while doing this emotionally draining - but good! - work. 

So by backing off of the places that make me crazy, and focusing on being intentional in a few others, I feel a lot of growth coming. A lot of creativity swelling. A lot of goodness. Quiet, intentional, whispered goodness at times. Stepping back is never a bad thing, especially if it means looking into eyes and seeing real live smiles and catching the subtle moments and movements of our lives...


7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I could have written this post. Between Facebook & twitter lately...it is ridiculous. I spend way too much time online when I should be listening to my girls instead of being constantly distracted by the online noise. I'm trying to limit my internet use to when they are sleeping or afternoon rest time. I'm not doing too well though :-/. I need to practice being more intentional myself. What a beautiful post!

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  2. Corinne, there's a wake up call in your words for me today. Although I'm still using my dinosaur flip phone and don't check fb but in the morning and afternoon, still it is too much. I'm painfully aware of it creating that noise that distracts me from my own creativitity. In one way, it has been good for me, but in others, too absorbing and time consuming.

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  3. Getting off Facebook 2 years ago is still one of the decisions I am most proud of. I never once felt happy or encouraged or uplifted after checking it. Instead, only feelings of discontentment, irritation, anger, or sadness were a result of being on. And all of that was feeding my already present insecurities. I don't miss it even one little bit.

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  4. Yes...The quiet, intentional goodness. That is where the good stuff lies. <3

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  5. working towards taking fb off my phone. it feels like a good move.
    feeling blessed by your presence in liberated lines. you are a beautiful soul <3

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  6. I think Instagram is the social media outlet for creative types, which is why it's my favorite. I still don't totally understand Twitter and I could go days without checking FB, but I do love Instagram. "Feeling creative and that I'm being heard." Yes, me too. Loving your liberated lines offerings on Instagram!

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  7. i have been loving your liberated lines posting on ig <3
    it has been just about a year since i gave up my smart phone {!!!} and it is good... to not be ON all the time. so good!

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