I know many of you are familiar with Marie Kondo and her tidying craze that is sweeping the nation due to her new Netflix show on the subject of getting rid of things you do not need. Or as she puts it getting rid of things that do not bring you joy. While I do not ascribe to her general theory I do agree that we often hold onto things that we could do without! So Sunday evening I spent some time on my computer going through the Instagram accounts that I follow. My first question was....do you think you are a millionaire? I tend to follow a lot of accounts that feature high end items. Am I going to purchase them? No, so why am I allowing myself to look at them and wish I could have something I cant afford and frankly do not need? After unfollowing the various stores, I looked at all the magazines that were cluttering my Instagram feed. Most of them fell to the axe as well. Last to go were the accounts of people I really do not know. One of my old nursing school friends posted this on FB and I think it says it all.
My daughter, Amelia, is thinking of getting rid of Facebook and using Instagram as her only social media account. She likes it because it is generally a less drama filled area on the Internet. Her comment made me stop and consider following her example. But there are many of my family members who do not use Instagram and they are on Facebook. I so enjoy seeing pictures of their families and their activities. Many of our family members are scattered across the miles and the internet makes us feel more connected. So for now I will keep both Instagram and Facebook but I am going to take a long hard look at those who are my "friends". I may have to unfollow some who seem to make it their mission to be negative. I am not a Pollyanna but I do think your mindset and attitude is shaped by those around you.
I think as I am getting rid of a lot of clutter in my home, it is leading me to want to live more simply. I think I should be going for quality and not quantity in this season of life. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.
And now on to the more positive aspects of life....
Baby Joshua headed home to be with his family...or PAMILY as we refer to it. When Kendall was a toddler she called her family her Pamily. I know I am prejudiced but he is such a cutie and he even looks like a boy...I don't think anyone would think he was a girl. Who can resist a rowdy little boy? Being raised in a family of girls it took me a while to adjust to having sons. By the time the grandsons came along, I felt like an expert. I am looking forward to getting to know this new little one.