It’s no secret that I love social media. You might even call me addicted.
Social Media has brought so much to my life. So many friends, so many opportunities, and more than I could ever have imagined when I started this little blog almost 4 (!!) years ago. This year has been especially abundant with opportunities and friends that I am extremely grateful for.
Along with all the good, I will also be the first to admit that social media can leave me absent in “real life” at times. My mind is thinking about what my next blog post is going to be, what might be going on on twitter and how I need to log my run in Daily Mile right now. It’s just simply time consuming and mind consuming.
So I decided that starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21st, I am going to finish off the year by going on a little social media sabbatical. No blogging, no twitter, no DailyMile, no FaceBook. This is actually going to be quite a challenge.
Instead, I am going to be “present” with my husband and my family. I am not going to worry about what my next blog post is going to be about. I will catch up on logging my runs in Daily Mile when my sabbatical is over with. I will read a book instead of being glued to my computer. I will walk with my eyes up instead of being glued to the phone in my hand.
And you know what?
I can’t wait. I am really excited to step back and just take a little break. I don’t think I have ever gone a whole week without blogging since I started… but it’s not going anywhere. I will catch up on the yearly recaps, 2012 goals, my training, and whatever else happens when I return in a week… or 10 days… or 2 weeks… whenever I feel ready.
In the meantime, I am excited to get refreshed and rejuvenated. To celebrate what a great year 2011 was. To reflect and be thankful for everything that has happened this year. To look forward to the fun that is going to happen in 2012. But mostly, to spend some very quality time with my family, my friends, my home and myself.
So my friends, Happy Holidays, I will see you soon!