My hiatus is over guys!!! (Tangu I learnt this word, hee I vowed I would use it somewhere hehe. At least so that I am able to educate the masses).?
For those who may not know, I have been on a social media break, especially from Instagram, and restricting my Whatsapp status posts to matters my baby (blog). I am back on and feeling more energetic (hope you’re feeling the vibe). You can engage me on my social media accounts now.
I had promised that I would share the reason behind me taking the much needed break, and what I got out of it.
(Now I’m about to get a bit ‘vulnerable’ here)…
So about two months ago I just realized social media was breaking me down. There was a certain amount of pressure I would feel every time I was both on Whatsapp and Instagram (Facebook and Twitter not so much because I am still trying to get my accounts active again).
I tried to keep up with it by updating the tiny bits of me. But well… that wasn’t the point. At the end of the day, the pressure was still on. It was more than my updates. Pressure to become better, do better, feelings that I was not giving enough. It became too much. At the end of it all, I was physically, mentally and emotionally drained. I knew then, it was getting out of hand.
I mean, how could social media take on my emotions?
I took a step back, or maybe 10 steps back and just shut my social media for a while. I needed to concentrate on me and rebranding myself.
I remember a good friend asking me just how I was really doing. That is when I broke down (my tears are usually so far btw) and told him exactly how I was feeling. Such people were my best encouragers. (Thank you so much yoh!?)
Focus on yourself first before giving others priority. I had given so much of myself that I was feeling drained and hate started creeping in. After focusing on me and doing a few re-adjustments on what really matters in my life, I was able to overcome every negative feeling I had.
Put God first. In everything, He remains to be Alpha and Omega. It is because of Him that you are here. Every time you wake up, remember your purpose in this world is not yet done.
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
I have continued to see the faithfulness of the Lord in my time away, and there were times when I just looked at how He had come through and all I could say was, “See God.”
The break was a time to reflect, grow and move on for me. My support system got re-established and in it all, I saw the faithfulness of the Lord.
I am here so jovial and so strong because of His love.
Brace yourselves guys. The next few weeks are gonna come with a lot of stuff. Not just for me, but for you too.
Until next time, all my love❤