Monday, April 01, 2013

Oh Happy DAY!!

Beloved Reader I have missed you something fierce! 

It has been a long six weeks of no Facebook, No Instagram, No Twitter,and No YOU! It seems like forever and a day that Lent began, and now I'm finally "reunited and it feels sooo good", and  while I was away there were some majors that took place; A very beloved cousin passed away at the young age of 44 years old(more on that later), The Oscars,Daylight Savings, me working out M-F for a solid 6 weeks in a row .. What what? Hold the phone ... Noël, NoDots working out for over 30 days now that is some crazy talk if I have ever heard crazy talkin !! Some Village members moved on to greener pastures, A trip home to Nevada for a beloved friends baby shower and BASEBALL SEASON!! Woot WOOT!! 
All of which, was hard to process without you, but I managed to survive ;)

 I realized some very profound things during this 6 week break from social media, and the first one is my need for people. I love people. I love my people deeply. My love for you beloved reader is deep.
Are you getting that there is a deep theme going on here? 
If it weren't for you I wouldn't be here. I have other places to write so that my outlet is fulfilled and you better believe those places looked a lot fuller during this Lent season, but I was longing to share what I was thinking, what I was learning with YOU, because LIFE is just better when it's shared.
Can I get a witness?

 Living life is just not nearly as fulfilling without my fellow sojourner. All that to say I'm happy to be back.
Sheesh, I sure am long winded sometimes.

Another not so profound thought, but still meaningful at the same time was that I had social interactions face to face that I might not have pursued otherwise. I started talking to people in the grocery store again, and not looking down at my phone while waiting in line. Ya, know... living life in real time!

Now hold the phone...
I don't want at all to discredit the social interactions that happen here or in other places with social media. Because, honestly,
  I feel I have a whole community of people here that I truly love and I know you love me and that is just amazing! Like, people try to always point out the negative about social medias and they neglect to mention the positive.
Like totally they do that!!(Do you like my inner valley girl I'm channeling there?)
 Where else can you go and by writing one tweet or status update have hundreds of people praying... That's some awesome sauce if I've tasted awesome!!

What I'm saying is its all how we look at this thing called social media.
Balance in all things, freedoms should be applied, but not taken for granted that to look up from the computer or the phone every once in a while is a VERY GOOD THING!!

And before I say too much more I mostly just want to communicate that I am happy to be back with you all.
And without further ado the song I feel like singing today...
It's all Abundant, Beautiful LIFE!!

I'll get down to some meatier topics I processed while away later this week but for now,
Go ahead and enjoy a little Oingo Boingo on me today.


Jess said...

Welcome back!! Glad to have ya back ;)

Social media is good AND bad but balance & moderation keep it good!

Bernadette Veenstra said...

I am so-so-so glad to see you back!!! I saw your post in my feed and I immediately clicked over. Missed you! Can't wait to hear the particulars!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How nice to see you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Jaimie said...

So happy to have you back! :) Everything in moderation, my mom says, including social media and computer time. :) I need to remind myself to keep my eyes on the real life around me, and still accept the blessings of life online, as well. :)

Living in the Light

No(dot dot)el said...

Thank you all so very much. It's good to be back.

Kendra Pahukoa said...

i just pummeled you with a hug.

shontell said...

sup.. sup you. we hugged for real recently and I liked it.

aimymichelle said...

i'm glad to have you back! i was seriously just thinking about you and your posts just the other day!

christina said...

welcome back!

Alyx said...

Soooo glad you're back, Noël!!

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