I took a hiatus from Instagram last month because, you know, peace. I kept Twitter, though. It’s the funniest place in the world. If you don’t have a Twitter account, get one. Just to laugh. The kids are funny. It’s all just hilarious and in my opinion, it’s better than Facebook.
But that’s neither here nor there.
As you all know, I take these breaks often. It’s no surprise to anyone when I go MIA. But believe it or not, this time, I thought I was done. I actually disabled the account instead of removing the app from my phone.
Social media breaks are necessary for my mental well-being but that’s not the only thing I was doing. I felt distracted and had some things I was struggling with personally so I felt like unplugging was the best thing to do. But essentially, I only isolated myself.
I didn’t realize it until a recent conversation with my friend when I finally opened up. I tend to retreat into myself when life gets challenging and rough. And while the scrolling and information overload distracts me and blocks my creativity, this time, things were different. I went into hiding because I was in my feelings.
Isolation has no place in my life or yours. It can lead to depression and it allows the feelings of doubt and fear to take over. Thankfully, I stayed prayed up and meditated and all that jazz, but think of what could’ve happened if I hadn’t. I wouldn’t have even been able to call a thing, a thing had I not spoken with my friend. And I probably would have ended up sad and depressed.
God didn’t create us to do life alone. We were created for community and relationship. All through the Bible, we’re instructed to love our neighbor and lay down our lives for each other.
And it can be a fine line between retreating to be alone and reconnect with God and isolation. You determine that with a heart check. I had to realize what brought me to my decision and it wasn’t a creativity block.
This is your reminder to stop isolating yourself.
Randomness That Has Nothing To Do With Anything:
This actually has to do with something. TD Jakes was on Steve Harvey discussing Crushing. Check out this clip.
Girl, that whole debacle with Chris Brown has me annoyed. What it really comes down to is that these men have deeply rooted issues that they need therapy for.
I don’t care it’s July 4th. It has nothing to do with me or anyone that looks like me, for that matter.
When They See Us. I’m trying to watch it but it’s hard. I watched the interview with Oprah and that was sad. I don’t have the space to take it all in right now but I feel like I owe it to them to watch so I will. It may take me a while but I’m going to watch.
Also, I’m switching my content to be geared towards more lifestyle so we’ll be talking about an array of topics. Feel free to send me some suggestions, too.
Keeping it short this week. I have something fun coming really soon you guys. ?
And follow me on Twitter! k. Bye.