It's 2014. My year of LESS. Thus, the year I am no longer on Facebook.
I’ve battled with a desire to leave Facebook for years. When you run a business almost exclusively by word of mouth, Facebook and other social media sites become a large part of your marketing plan. Actually, it really doesn’t matter how you market, Facebook has been THE game changer in the world of advertising and marketing and everyone is playing by its rules. Naturally, for a long time, I thought I needed Facebook. I thought it it was impossible to leave Facebook and still run a Facebook business page.
I can honestly say I never, ever thought I'd be typing a blog post with that title. You see, we're just not huge Halloween fans around here. I LOVE costumes and dressing up. But that's basically the extent of our enthusiasm. Tommy doesn't appreciate the money I pour into my costumes (he wasn't allowed to celebrate the holiday as a child), I don't appreciate the piles of candy I assume will be piling up in our future, and neither of us love the idea of spending the evening with ghosts and goblins. (Or zombies? And vampires?)
But my parents are in town this week and they were enthusiastic about Sunday Trick-or-Treating for the holiday.
The last time I went to a retreat designed specifically for Christian women creatives was the Be Thou My Vision Retreat back in March of 2010. I was in the midst of a dark season of life and Tommy had justleft for his first deployment. I had a very real feeling that God was not leading me to the retreat, but I went anyway. And while it was a beautiful, luxurious, and life-changing experience... I faced some tough things the months surrounding the trip. I just shouldn't have gone. It drained me.
So, when word of the Pursuit31 Conference started floating around social media last year, I avoided it like the plague.
- I'm in LOVE with the light I've had lately at fall sessions! The lack of humidity in the air and the auburn backdrop of the fall foliage is killing me... I'm giddy at every single session and am thoroughly enjoying fall portrait season! Plus, the fun families I'm getting to hang out with make it a little more fun, too. ;)