one month challenge

Jun 25, 2014

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 4

My one month challenge is over. I'm free. I can finally use social media again. The thing is, I don't really want to.

Jun 18, 2014

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 3

IT'S GETTING EASIER. Finally. I'm no longer feeling that constant need to check Twitter or Instagram. I have no Facebook-related FOMO. This feels like success.

Jun 11, 2014

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 2

Okay, so a week without social media was significantly harder than anticipated. It was tough. But even one week has made me take a serious look at my relationship with social media: and it isn’t pretty.

Surviving Without Social Media: One Month Challenge, Week 1

Is good news real if I don't post a Facebook status about it? Is a cup of tea truly enjoyed without first being Instagrammed? If a hilarious joke runs through my mind and I don't tweet it, does anyone hear it? I guess I'm about to find out.

Jun 4, 2014

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Four [One Month Challenge]

I gave up texting for December, and I didn’t become a better person. I didn’t feel relieved and cleansed. I didn’t decide to give up texting forever. I did learn something, though.

Jan 1, 2013

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Three [One Month Challenge]

I miss texting. But I miss it for the right reasons. Because for all the times you use it as a cop-out communication, you also use it as glue. Stories you have to tell that no one can hear. Moments and photos you only share because of the ease. I don’t just think about my friends around the world, I include them.

Dec 26, 2012

Dec 16, 2012

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Two [One Month Challenge]

It’s interesting what you’re willing to share when there won’t be a record of it. I called a boy, and I told him he hurt me. I told him he embarrassed me, he made a fool out of me.

Dec 8, 2012

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week One [One Month Challenge]

On December 1, I swore off texting. I figured giving up texting meant I would spend more time on the phone. What it actually did was make me crafty.

Dec 1, 2012

No Texting, No Exceptions! [One Month Challenge]

So there’s this guy. (Isn’t there always?) The last thing he texted me was some inside joke about avocados. I fell asleep before I texted back. That was pre-Thanksgiving. And now I’m left wondering the obvious - what the hell do I text back to avocados two weeks after I fell asleep?

Oct 17, 2012

Stuck in a Bold Moves Rut [One Month Challenge]

I was open and waiting for fate to take me on some crazy journey that I would just say "yes!" to. But it didn't happen.

Sep 1, 2012

Healthy Living on The Digest Diet [One Month Challenge]

I have never been one to give into diet fads and crazes, but when I heard about The Digest Diet I figured -- since it is so popular and since the author is highly regarded -- I might as well try it.

Aug 25, 2012

No Bread, No Pasta… Uh, No Problem? [One Month Challenge, Week #4]

First of all, I'm not feeling any skinnier. Sure, I'm less bloated which is great, but now that my body has adjusted to these new eating habits the difference is small and almost not worth the struggle.

Aug 18, 2012

No Bread, No Pasta… Uh, No Problem? [One Month Challenge, Week #3]

Sticking to salads and yogurts during the week is completely doable, but showing the same amount of determination in the weekends can be painful.