04 March 2011

A Cleanse of Sorts

I am going on a cleanse.  Not a physical cleanse, but something even more important: a Facebook cleanse.  That's right, I am shutting it down for the next few weeks.  I've got so much going on right now and I feel like Facebook is just one thing that I DON'T need, that at best mildly entertains, but at worst works me up into a frenzy at times.  There is too much drama and too many hours that I will never get back.  So, if you look for me there, you won't find me.  Feel free to pick up the phone and call me: email me if that doesn't work for you. I will still be around, just not on Facebook.

What will I do with the time I save?

I plan on reading the ever growing stack of books sitting in my room gathering dust.  I have my first birth as a doula at the end of the month, and I want to make sure that I am prepared.  I also have two new LLL books I haven't really read yet that I want to get through.  Then there are the three new parenting books I just bought that I haven't touched yet.  Yes, I will read, I will read a lot.

Then there is all the crocheting and knitting I want to do that I can't do while I'm navigating the interwebs. I've got loads of patterns I want to work on and lots of yarn to do it with. Stay tuned for a few new patterns I've been working on!

There are the quilts I made last year that I haven't quilted yet.  I don't want to miss another picnic season without my picnic quilt now, do I?

I am working on a new website for my doula business and want to launch that sooner than later. It will be a great place, and a much better forum, for me to post links to articles and studies that I find interesting and informative. Look for it soon! 

And, most importantly, I want to spend more meaningful time with my boys.  They are getting so good at playing together that I have used my new-found independence as an excuse to sit in front of my computer, but I'd rather spend that time watching them interact, making memories of this time before it passes, as it quickly will.  I want to go to the zoo, go to the park, play on the floor.  I love them and I don't want to waste my time with them updating my status.

I'll go back, I'm sure, but hopefully a little time away will cleanse my apparent, and embarrassing, dependence on the beast.  Wish me luck!


  1. I could sure use a FB cleanse, but I'm scared my OWN embarrassing dependence on the beast might be too strong! Way to go, and good luck!

  2. we should plan a zoo trip for one day. i could come during the day with my 3 little ones. that would be fun!

  3. is it a 40 day cleanse?
    Yes shann,come!

  4. Sounds great! I've been thinking on that recently myself, as there has been some things that have recently been draining me. The only downside is some people local post stuff like "we're going to the park who's in" but I'm starting to tell myself that if they really want ME to come they'll contact me personally.
    2 thumbs up to you! Enjoy!

    Amy VH

  5. I have sworn off facebook a few times now...and then come crawling back... I think putting a shorter length may be key...forever seemed to forbidden to me I think. Yes, I think I could use some time to create some awesome status' in the time I save by neglecting to update them.

  6. I guess I wont facebook you as I had planned, lol, but I just wanted to let you know I have two newborn shoots coming up this month, and one in May. the May is a boy and the other two are unknown. So if you still want to do a beanie/photography swap I would be up for it! Let me know! email me if that is easier laura@laurataylorphotography.ca Good luck with your cleanse!!

  7. oh and i added you to my reading list, I hope you don't mind!


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