Photo Above: While strolling through the Liberty Station Arts District around Christmastime, Hubby & I, along with Dear Daughter and Boyfriend, stepped into La Galleria. I turned to Hubby and said, “If you ever want to buy me a gift, anything in this shop will do.” You can check out some of their offerings on their Instagram account. I am not paid to promote them; just sharing places, people, and things I find useful or beautiful.
Dear Friends, I hope you’ve enjoyed this four-part essay on moving forward in 2022 toward a more peaceful, harmonious, and creative life. My ideas are, of course, debatable…and not in any way a total answer. I’m looking forward to exploring other topics in future blog posts as well as sharing some short fictions, book reviews, and author interviews. (Speaking of which, check out my book review of Maine author Kevin St. Jarre’s ABSENCE OF GRACE posted this weekend.)
I’m also hoping to explore more fully the idea of nurturing beauty and creativity in everyday living–something to which I aspire but often forget to practice.
There is a potential flaw in my creative personality type, a tendency to dream and imagine while slacking off in the implementation.
Check in next week for something about this and how I’m going to use my journal to help me stay on task. Meanwhile, I leave you with the conclusion to IN THE NEW YEAR.
IN THE NEW YEAR [Part IV of IV]
The Wrap Up
We can’t control what other people do and say, on or off social media, but we can control the time and energy we spend on socials. I am keeping my profiles live for the time being, but I’m very rarely posting content–mostly notices of these blog posts. I’m engaging with others’ posts, yes, and I’m participating in Facebook groups and using the messaging services. For now. I’m carefully monitoring my behavior and my reactions, and if I find myself slipping into the muck, I’ll climb out.
I’m using my social profiles to point people here, to ShelleyBurbank.com. If people want to know what I’m doing and thinking, they can find me on my website and/or sign up for my newsletter. I can control what happens on my own platform.
It’s my space. My energy flow. My current in the river. May it spread peace & resilience in 2022.
Thank you for reading! Looking at this wrap-up, it seems to contain an awful lot of “I” and “I’m” in there. Is this a problem? Maybe. Something else to consider for future posts.
If YOU have made a social media pivot, this year or in the past, please consider sharing. I love your comments and ideas. I write back.