Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stepping Back...


So here goes...

On the weekend the hubs and I had a much-needed one-on-one chat at Second Cup while the kiddies were at my parent's house. We talked about us, about life and about what needed to change.
I was agreed upon by both of us that I spend far too much time on the internet. FAR too much time. So here's what I've come up with...

I will not go on the internet during the day when the boys are up and awake (currently one is in blanket time and one is napping so it's okay right now).

This blog is still very important to me so I will continue to update it.

HOWEVER, I am stepping back from Google Reader and checking all my blogs.
This is a big one for me, but hopefully it will lead me to seek out community face-to-face instead of face-to-screen. I enjoy staying updated on other people's lives, but lack of reading others' blogs will go largely unnoticed by others and eventually by me. I will be forced to be proactive in staying updated with peoples' lives through email or phone calls or face to face meet ups.

I'm also stepping back from Twitter. This one can be really addictive, but it's silly, really. So I'm stepping away for now. Indefinitely.

I will still be on Facebook, but there's only so much that I do there, so it shouldn't take up as much time.

We discussed a lot more including health and exercise, time with the Lord and in the Word as well as regular date nights.

I'm excited. Spring does that to ya.

And this way I may actually be able to start being more creative!

I hope and pray this helps me to be a healthier, happier, more loving wife and mother and daughter of the King!

So farewell my bloggy & Twitter friends ... don't worry, it's not you. It's me. Really.


  1. Hey Vanessa
    I love this...I fasted from facebook for a month and a half and it was really good for me that I've come back on..I don't really like it as much as I used to.

    I don't have twitter and I have only 7 blogs in my google reader subscription so its not too too bad.

    I love those dates when you catch up with the hubby about life in general! So good eh!

    Enjoy this!

  2. Goodbye @vanster!
    You will forever be a legend in the Twitter universe.

  3. Love this! Also love when our husbands help
    Us understand areas we should change or grow in, Brad does this often for me:-)
    Will miss your comments on my blog though lol

  4. That's really cool inspire me, tho I may not be addicted to others blogs hehe but to use my time more wisely/Godly ;)
    Reading Mark 13 today about no one knows when Christ will I really want to spend the time waiting for him paroozing through the internet in a mind-melt? Haha not really...good post I like :)

  5. Karen - Thanks! I pray it will be profitable and enjoyable!
    Oh Tim - you crack me up. Yeah, we had some good times, didn't we?
    Em - I'll miss reading your blog and being up-to-date on what's happening with you and your lovely bump! I guess I'll have to hear all about it at staff conference...right? You WILL be there, won't you?
    Bean - I heart you. :)

  6. this is good, vaness. i am currently thinking through changes I need to make to be a better Mel. one of them has to do with not hiding behind email/blogs but picking up the phone to call people and interact on a personal level. not that I don't want to do that, but it's easier and quicker to just send a quick email at midnight than to plan for a conversation during the day (or use up nap time for it!). this will be good for you. i'll pray God blesses your efforts. and i'm inspired to take seriously the thoughts I've been having to adjust my own life in similar ways.

    thanks for sharing. i like you. :)

  7. Vaness,

    That is a huge step and a really good example to those that follow you.

    Also, I think this is a good excuse to spend more time with me.

    Also, when you get down pat the time with the Lord and in the word... let me know.. I could use a push for sure.. more like a tackle.

  8. i hope i am one you keep in touch with through phone or email, and a face to face meet up with be wonderful!


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