Hello dear readers.
Last month, I did the short social media (Facebook) break I spoke about in my last post, and let me tell you, I am so glad that I did.
I recently reactivated Facebook (just yesterday) and I’m already sick of it.
In the couple of weeks that I was off Facebook, I found myself spending more time face to face with my husband, walking the dogs more, and more time actually paying attention to movies.
I’ve reactivated for a couple of reasons, and I think that I will not completely delete my profile for these very few reasons:
1. Birthdays. Until I write down my friends’ birthdays in a place that I will not lose them, I want to have a reminder of when they are.
2. Sharing photos of the upcoming trip to San Francisco with my love. Lots of my Facebook friends aren’t on Instagram, and I am SO excited about this trip, I can’t wait to share photos with everyone. More on the trip in a minute.
3. Dance related information. I don’t want to be completely out of the loop when it comes to the local community. Even though I’m not dancing as much as before, I am homing to remedy that soon, and even if I’m not performing, I do want to support the community, and go to see shows.
So while you will still see me on FB, I am definitely significantly reducing the amount of time I spend on there. I’d rather read books or play games with my friends…go outside. Watch a movie and pay attention. All of those things.
Please keep in mind, if you’re super active on social media, I’m in no way shaming you for how often you are on there. I just noticed for my own mental health, I definitely do better with limited time.
I’ve also learned that I don’t really know how to, nor do I care to learn how to Twitter. It’s just confusing to me. I still try, a bit, but I think I’m going to stick to Instagram for most of my Social Media interactions.
So now, on to the fun topic!! Morgan and I are taking a short vacation this weekend!!! I’m so unbelievably excited I can hardly focus.
This is the first trip to somewhere that we’ve never been together that we’ve been on since 2012, and that was solely for the VNV Nation Concert in Tempe, AZ.
We’ve gone to LA and San Diego together lots of times. I’ve never been to San Francisco, and its been over a decade since Morgan has been there.
Morgan is going to show me the iconic spots that he used to frequent when he lived up there, and we’re going to eat a ton of amazing food. We’re staying at an AirBnB that looks like a little gingerbread house!! I’m so stoked. It’s supposed to be kind of like “glamping” (glamorous camping) which is also something I’ve never done.
Sunday night, we are going to An Evening with Neil Gaiman, which is a dream come true for me. I’ve been a fan for 18+ years…although I think it might actually be 20 years this year. At any rate…he’s my favorite author of all time, and I’m just SO stoked to finally see him give readings, tell stories…and the super slim chance of meeting him has me beyond excited. I know that it’s a super slim chance, but it would be a dream come true to be able to shake his hand, thank him for his work, which has been an enormous influence in my life, and maybe take a quick picture. I’d probably cry. In fact…I definitely would cry super happy tears. 😀
I’m so looking forward to the whole trip. We’re going to spend some time down on pier 39, eating seafood, checking out the aquarium, walking around being together…we also have 10 hours in the car both ways, so there will be a ton of singing going on. I love our road trips, and this one will be the longest one we’ve taken together. Morgan also pointed out that as we drive in to San Francisco, that I’ll be able to see the Golden Gate Bridge…this excited me more than I can say. It hadn’t even occurred to me that I’d be seeing such an iconic landmark.
Two more days till we’re packing, dropping the pups off with my parents, and getting all the essentials: snacks, water, energy drinks. On that note, I think I’m going to hit the “post” button and start doing what I do best: making a check list of things we need to do before we go.
Until next time dear readers!!