Thursday, December 1, 2011

Guest Post: From Heather's Heart

 Hi! My name is Heather and I blog over at Finding Beauty in the Ordinary.
I'm a 26 year old, happily married, adventure seeking blog lover :) My
little blog is a place to share what's on my heart, what God is
teaching me, and what my husband and I are up to as we have recently
relocated to a new city for his new job.  I love capturing a moment by
camera and simply finding beauty in the ordinary moment of life. 

I love Jen's blog here! Jen was my very first blog friend and I've met her in "real life," too!! She's the real deal: honest, funny, and gorgeous!!! I LOVE HER.

The past couple of months, I've started blogging actively, using social media, and have been trying to keep up with it all. Most days, I feel like I'm drowning in information. I get burnt out easily and often feel completely drained from technology! There are days where I feel like I go to bed with my laptop and wake up with it. Oh, and how can I forget my iPhone? That thing is my own personal little companion. I'm addicted.

Have you seen this video before?


Some of my favorites points for staying creative were these:

Carry a notebook everywhere
Get away from the computer
Take breaks
Go somewhere new
Get lots of rest
Stop trying to be someone else's perfect

    Wowzers! Ummm... I need to watch this again. How often do I take a true break from technology? As in, literally LEAVE the computer, the phone, the emails... and get away? Whether that's going on a long drive somewhere beautiful, or sitting on the beach near the ocean, hiking to the highest peak of a mountain, or going on an evening walk? Or simply doing the mundane things of life like doing the dishes and folding laundry without being interrupted constantly by the ding of the iPhone notifying me of emails?  When was the last time I gave my husband my 100% attention? Not just the "Oh yeah, really, babe? What happened at work today?" question while I'm skimming through my BlogLovin' feed and diverting my attention elsewhere. I'm guilty.

    God has blessed us with so much beauty around us. Let's get out there and enjoy it. There's a time and a place for everything, including our blog, email and technology time. Don't get me wrong, I love it all :) But when it all comes down to it, people are the most important things in life... let's invest in them,  and really be with them when we're with them. And take breaks from technology consistently, using our creative talents for His glory, and really live.


    Hi friends! It's Jen popping in! Isn't Heather the greatest? Love, love, love her to pieces!


    Jodi said...

    love her blog! :)

    Erin said...

    Heather is just so talented! :)

    Heather said...

    Thanks for having me, Jen! :)

    The Cantelmo Family said...

    Love all your blogs!!!
    Ha, I am so guilty of the blog loving and talking to my hubby thing! LOL. The other day I went on a bike ride and was totally sending an email and riding my bike!!! Thats when I told myself no more bringing my phone on my bike ride! :)