Lenten Challenge 2017: No Social Media

It’s been almost two weeks since I cut myself off from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Believe me when I say it’s been one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. Up until March 1 (Ash Wednesday), I had been spending a lot of time checking out my feeds and getting caught up with what’s happening in politics and current events. I hadn’t realized how much time and energy that was sucked up until I stopped cold turkey.  Continue reading

Becoming a Better Me (Take 3)

I had New Year’s and Lunar New Year to get started on becoming a new and improved me. Thankfully, I now have “Take 3” with Lent, the first day being today, Ash Wednesday, to start again.

(Side note: I consider myself “Catholic adjacent.” Though raised and confirmed as Catholic and having been educated in the Catholic school system for eight years, I haven’t been a good practitioner.)

Anyway, this is the first time in a long time that I’d thought about giving up something for Lent. I’ve decided to give up… Continue reading