Lent is approaching in the next couple of days and I've decided to take this season to step back from social media for a bit and get closer to God. In past years, I've used the season of Lent to rid myself of bad habits and failed to include getting closer to God.
I believe it was two years ago I gave up sweets like cakes, cookies, sugar and the like. Well, I managed to get through Lent but shortly thereafter, I ate cookies, cake and candies but I did manage to not get back to added sugar to cereals and coffee.
Another time, I used Lent to give up coffee. I succeeded for Lent, but again, once it was finished I went back to coffee. Now I rarely drink coffee but instead drink Caf-Lib, a malted coffee like beverage that tastes fairly close to coffee but doesn't have that lovely coffee taste though. Sigh.
This year, it occurred to me I'm using social media wayyyy too much. I already deleted my Tumblr and Google Plus accounts because I rarely used them but I still use Instagram, blogger, facebook, pinterest and Flickr A LOT! I need to step back a little bit because I find I'm wasting too much time on line just scrolling through updates. I want to spend more time creating things for my etsy craft shop and mostly, getting closer to God in prayer. I do intend to return to blogger because this is one media that I still use just moderately but the rest, that's where I need to make changes. I also need to get more serious about God. I need to spend more time in prayer and with the suggestion from a friend at church, I know just how to do that.,... I'll blog that tomorrow... But for now, I'm just going to use the next few days to prepare myself... I will likely go into "withdrawl"