This Christmas break has been an especially good one to me. It has been good to take time to realize just how much have been blessed by the Savior. I have realized just how much I have been given. This time of year is such a great time to take inventory of the things we are blessed with. I am so blessed with family that loves me and supports me and a missionary who is doing amazing things. I am blessed with the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. How grateful I am to have it in my life and watch its small miracles unfold every single day. I am grateful for sacrifice. Although it is hard, it is worth it and the reward will be great. Sometimes I have a hard time thinking about the end result. I just want to see results now, and to have the trial be over. But I am thankful for the growth and the blessing that come along with it. Sorry for the vagueness. (think missionary...) I don't want to come off as a cry baby. It sucks. and all those girls that are like OMG HAVING A MISSIONARY IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!! I am like WTH is wrong with you.
I have decided to give up on social media for the time being. I hadn't realized exactly the toll it was taking on my life. It is nothing drastic, but I realized that I was comparing myself to everyone on Instagram and Twitter and then it made me less grateful for the amazing blessings that I had. People only post the happiest, prettiest, most crafty pictures that they take. I am guilty of this also. And I am not saying I will no longer post pictures, because that is most definitely not the case. But I just found it hard to be without my phone, or I found it hard to have my phone and not be checking insta or the twitta. I didn't like that it had that much power over me! I mean... it's just a phone. It is not near as important as the people around me. I don't know how long this will last. But I hope that I am more able to be in the now and not be so worried about people that I don't even know and what they wore that day. I mean really? But don't get me wrong. I love Instagram and Twitter. Who doesn't love tweeting about the hilarious quote of the day? I guess what it comes down to is that I just want to see if I am more engaged with the people that I love and who are there in person with when I am not on my phone all of the time. And when I do go back on, I am going to have major limitations so that I can be in the now and learn from the people around me.
I feel so blessed to live the life I live. I am so thankful for the people around me. I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas.
And if you read late night rants by Karli and finished to this line, good job. You are the reason I like to blog :) Well I have other reasons too but...
Can't wait to share some things with you all soon. It's a wonderful life.
JKJK. I have been on a huge Gossip Girl kick. I mean... how could I not be?