12.24.2012

12.12.2012

A Break from Online Living

I struggled briefly over the title of this post.  I first wanted to write "A Break from Life," but that would be silly because the entire intention of this 'break' is to embrace life.

You see, I've found myself living more and more online these days.  Slowly I've become more interested in what my facebook status, twitter update or instagram shot are going to elicit from my friends than whatever it is that I'm doing in 'real time.'  I've found myself spending my evenings falling down the 'facebook rabbit hole' and wasting time in the social media world.  I've found myself itching to check my phone at stop lights, or looking down at my phone while spending time with friends.

Dare I say, I've found myself becoming rather narcissistic.

I have many intentions based in health for the year 2013.  I'm increasing my workouts, paying closer attention to nutrition, and focusing on healthy friendships/relationships and quality time with others.  A major factor in my health is to live both simply and mindfully.  For me, this includes deleting my facebook account and taking a break from blogging.

I don't think there's anything wrong with having a facebook page, I just know that my activity on there has reached a level of unhealthy.  Over the past year I've considered deactivating it a few times but always had the excuse that it was my way of keeping my photography and design business moving forward.  Now that I'm living in Portland and basically starting from scratch with my company, I no longer have that excuse.  Watching marketing trends (a ridiculous hobby of mine) it's clear that facebook is no longer the major player in creative business, and it makes sense to focus on face-to-face networking and relationship building. The major players in the creative industry are on facebook and twitter, but you'll rarely see them using it.  Why?  Because they are working!  They are out creating... something I need to be doing.  Makes sense, right?!

Anyway, all this to say, I'm taking a break.  It may be permanent, and it may not - I won't know for some time - but it's what's happening now.  I feel really good about it.  I feel like I'm taking care of myself and allowing space for more healthy (and active!) habits to form.

So I won't see you online, but I want to continue building my friendships, so if you have my number text or call me and let's meet for coffee and catch up.  If you're interested in going to the gym with me, I'm down with that too!  If you don't have my number, you can always email me - motormouthmacey@gmail.com and start the conversation.

Take care!

12.11.2012

30 Day Posting Challenge | Day 24 - Five Words or Phrases That Make Me Laugh

It's not difficult to make me laugh, I'm not gonna lie.  I love to laugh!  Laughing makes me feel awesome!

Here's a few phrases that, when heard, elicit giggles (or full on belly laughs depending on the situation) from me:

  1. "Ermahgerd!"
  2. "Bazinga" (or when The Kid messes it up and says, "baboomba")
  3. "I think I broke my ass bone."
  4. "It does what it's told!"
  5. Religion is like a penis...

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What are some phrases and that make YOU laugh?

12.05.2012

30 Day Blogging Challenge | Day 23 - Something That I Miss

WARNING!  Picture overload!

I miss the snot out of my niece Joie.  She is the most fabulous person on the face of this earth and I cannot wait to give her the biggest squeeze when I see her in 3 weeks!!!!!

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12.04.2012

Catching Up on the Blog Challenge | Days 20-22

Whoops!  I fell off the wagon HARD on this 30 day challenge!  I have 10 prompts left and am going to try my darndest to finish them in 10 days or under.  In order to do this, I'm going to finish 3 today!
WHOA, that's right, THREE in one day.  Mind blown?!

Day 20 | My Fears

I've always thought fears to be irrational.  They don't accomplish anything, hold us back from experiencing and oftentimes stifle growth.  That being said, I am human and have a physiological response to certain sounds/creepy crawly-ness.  I don't like that things-that-go-bump-in-the-night send my heart rate soaring, but they do.  Show me the scariest shit in broad daylight or scrape fingernails across my window when the sun is shining and I'll just laugh, but as soon as it's dark outside and I'm alone... all hope is gone.  I'm the biggest girl and it's downright embarrassing.

Day 21 | What I Hope My Future Will Be Like

You know what's awesome?  I don't have to hope.  My future will be exactly as intended.  The only thing I know for certain is that right now,  this moment right here is all I have.  Everything in the "future" is yet to happen, and everything in the "past" is just a memory.  But right now? Yeah, it's awesome, and that's what I'm focusing on.

Day 22 | My Academics

The school of hard knocks. 

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My November Recap | Instagram Style


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Trip to Palm Springs | Running with friends
Lots of coffee | Lots of chats
Palm trees | Sunshine
Egg Nog | Puppy Cuddles
New Haircut | Movember Mustaches

How was your November?
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