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30 Nov 2017


It is kind of a tradition here in Ireland that you give something up for the month of November. Sorta like lent I guess. One of my friends was giving up alcohol and my mum was giving up sugar, she only lasted a couple of days, which didn't surprise me! But I decided to give up social media, or spend less time on it at least. 

I did pretty well and didn't really miss it if I am honest. I did scroll through twitter every now and again and I posted the odd insta-story but I wasn't consumed by it. I wasn't wondering what to post on Instagram that day or thinking 'I need too interact more on twitter' and blogging barely crossed my mind. 

Let me tell you, it was so nice to get away. Don't get me wrong, I love blogging but lately I feel like the blogging world has all gotten a bit too much. Too competitive and too narcissistic.
Sometimes I wish it was the way it used to be when I first started out 4 years ago because back then I never felt like I wasn't good enough for someone to want follow along with my life. As much as I love following other people on social media, it was so nice to take a month away because continuously looking at someones life on a screen can get really exhausting.

It was nice not comparing myself to people online and just focusing on people in my real life. It was nice to be doing something awesome and not feel like I had to record it for Instagram for the approval. It was nice to just get away from my life online and just live my life privately without feeling the need to document things or share my thoughts. 

Hopefully my little break away will allow me to continue with my blog with fresh eyes. Honestly, to me, your online popularity is futile. I just want to take photos, write and share things with you because I enjoy doing it! not because I need any validation about my life. The whole online world can be a bit overwhelming at times, and sometimes I don't want to be apart of it. I still want to blog though, like the old times and that's what I'm going to do. 

Sinéad x

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