You gotta get up and try, try, try

I have a love/hate relationship with the online world.

On the one hand--its a great way to share our life.  It's a great way to stay in touch with people.

And then on the other hand? It causes comparison.  It causes me to be consumed by things (which aren't living) or people that aren't living in my house.

It's also a place of inspiration and a source of support.  And for me, its an excuse, a tool for procrastination.

See what I'm saying about the double edged sword that is the interwebs?
"Stop blaming people, circumstances, the devil or even God for things that go wrong, & start being the person God intended you to be!" -Joyce Meyer
I got that reminder above in my facebook feed yesterday.


See what I mean? 

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I'm in a 'weird' place right now.  At least my mind is... Surely it has something to do with being away from 'home' during the holiday season, Scotland's short days, and all kinds of other things.  And I really want this little corner of the web to be a happy place.  A helpful place. 

So this is what I'm gonna do.  Here on the blog...and in life.  I'm going get up and try, try, try.  

I've gotta get up and try to live in the moment, and try to be attentive to my daily life and try to live healthily. Daily.  Hourly.

I've gotta be that person that God intended me to be.  

Its about soldiering on.  Because eventually I get into a sunnier, lighter and easier part of life, and look back on this time with fondness.

Seriously.  That's what has always happened to me. 

I know.  I'm an odd duck.

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I'm trying something new this week and linking up with Kat at Mama's Losin' it!  She provides writing prompts on Tuesdays, and hosts a link-up on Thursdays.  The prompt I worked off today was "Take a line from a song you love and turn it into the title of your next blog post. Let the content follow."  The song?  P!nk's Try.  


Maegan said...

well that looks like a great link up party, I'll check it out. As for how you are feeling, I'm right there with you. I enjoy social media, but then I find it all-consuming at times and I notice the more time I'm online, the more time I'm comparing, wishing I had xyz, etc ...

You know what helped me out? I took twitter off my phone, I can only access when I'm on my computer in the evenings, play a little catch up. But turns out most nights I don't even check in!

Tima said...

Ah yes, the web. I have a paper to write and the web makes it easier for research. But then, here I am commenting on blogs instead of actually working on my paper.

Mama Kat said...

I think only good can come from attempting to see things from a positive point of view. Comparing ourselves to other people is natural though, you can't help but wonder what it would be like to have that greener grass sometimes.

SarahCate said...

I can so sympathize with where your at right now. As an Army wife, I know how hard it can feel to be far from the creature comforts & the warmth of "home"...and how sometimes it feels like your in a holding pattern. Remember that you are where God wants you to be. Enjoy every trivial moment of it. I love your positive outlook- that will get you through these feelings. I hope your kiddos are feeling better by now.

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