Over the last few days I've read through Ev Bogue's living book Untether To Evolve. I've wanted to read this for a few months but haven't for any number of reasons - I was in the middle of other books, I didn't have the money in my account, I knew it would cause a strong reaction I wasn't quite ready for.
I was finally ready, and so I read. As I read, a few things became instantly clear.
* I am tethered to things that no longer serve me.
* It is time to let go.
I've been digging into the physical stuff I own at rapid-fire pace - culling even more yarn from my stash to give away, bagging up clothes I no longer want/need to take to the Good Will this weekend, tossing make-up I haven't used in YEARS.
I've been looking at the mental and emotional tethers I've held onto and started to make some pretty bold decisions there as well. I'm excited to tackle my current behaviors and mental processes one at a time over the next few months and clean house there as well.
And finally, I've been looking at my digital tethers. This is the place I knew would be the most tender, and the biggest reason I avoided reading this book.
Effective immediately, I am shutting down the Facebook group, closing my Twitter, and taking a break from both Pinterest.
I'll still be posting here, but my posts will be focused on hats, hats, and more hats. No more personal stuff, as I want to focus on my life's calling in this space.
The Hat-tember project will continue as planned, of course!
We'll see how this experiment takes shape. My plan is to shut off all notifications on my phone, and only log on once a day. I'll be checking e-mail, sharing the hats I'm working on, updating my 10,000 hats count, and interacting only as much as is necessary. I'll be reading a few blogs still, hanging out in Ravelry like a mad woman, and otherwise going about my online business.
I am simply, and yet somehow dramatically, pulling away from the majority of that which drains me.
Questions? I'll answer them within the comments.