Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Scaling Back

Let me tell you how I'm simplifying my life right now. Three Things:

1) I'm turning my cell phone on silent and shoving it where I can't reach it when I'm driving. I'm much more focused on the road now, and I'm actually enjoying the radio a little better. I've missed being able to get in my car and shut out the rest of the world and use it as a time to reflect on things. So now I can do that again!

2) I took all of my social media and emails off my cell phone. Now I don't feel like I have to compulsively check it every 10 minutes to see if someone emailed, Tweeted, Facebooked, etc. Now my phone is more like a phone again.

3) I deleted my Facebook account!! *cue wild party music* I had deleted my Facebook account before, but I felt pressured to get back on a year and a half ago when I released The Divided Trilogy. I was told I needed a "Page" to market and all that. But now, Facebook's made these changes and it makes you pay them in order for people to see your posts on your page. Only some measly 2% of the 166 people who had liked the page could even see posts! So the Page was pointless at this point. Not to mention all the other gazillion reasons to get off of Facebook, such as being "friends" with people you'd never in a million years keep up with unless you were on Facebook, etc. etc.


I feel better already.

What about you? Are you brave enough to cut back on your cell phone use/social media time? Have you done it, and do you like the results?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Beautiful Butterflies at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens

Today I had so much fun with my friend Bethany at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens! There's a special live butterfly exhibit going on right now, so we got to see these pretty insects all up close and personal (sometimes very personal!). Here are some pictures.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Me at Oscars 2014!

Okay, so I wasn't *really* there... But back in high school, my old theatre friend, Misty, and I had hopes we would one day be movie stars. Although it didn't happen, we relive that nostalgia every year by dressing up for the Oscars and watching them on TV. I believe this year marked our 15th year to do this. Long time!

Do you have any unique traditions that you do with old friends/family? How long have you been doing it? Share in the comments!