For a long time I’ve felt like I am heading towards an end of a season – and a beginning of a new one. The way I have been working and sharing my work has become unsustainable. I have lost the connections I had when I was blogging – and social media has taken over; somehow devaluing my work and casting a huge shadow over everything.
Driving home the other day I was listening to this podcast. I have followed Pia’s incredible work for years and listening to her thoughts about social media (and her hiatus from it) made me realise how much I was also yearning for a change. I felt almost ashamed of how much of my time Instagram was consuming (daily!) and how it had started affecting my wellbeing. I felt like I had missed a huge chunk of the past so many years, buried deep in my screen.
Even just the thought of taking a break from social media – or better yet giving it up altogether – made me feel uplifted, happy and free. It made me think of all the other ways I could connect, share and be inspired, and express my creativity, but do so in a more sustainable, meaningful way.
So, I am excited about this new chapter. I don’t yet know exactly what it will entail or whether it will even be the “right” way forward, but I’m willing to give it a go – and I hope you will follow along.