After some thinking, I have decided to take a ]break from Facebook, and it might be indefinitely...
Although I enjoy seeing everyone's posts and seeing where everyone is at in life, I have found myself spending too much time just scrolling through. It is my go-to downtime. It's not a bad thing, but when my ever-growing 1 year old is sitting right in front of me and I'm glued to my phone/Facebook instead of soaking up every moment I can with him while I still have him, then it's time to make a change.
I also have realized that I am back to comparing myself to others. Again, I love seeing everyone's cheerful and exciting news! I love seeing others succeed and accomplish their goals and dreams. Seeing others succeed encourages me to go after my dreams and accomplish my goals. Although this is a great motivator, it also causes me to have jealousy and to focus too much on my future versus what is right in front me. I say to myself, "I wish I could go on a trip like that", or "I wish I could succeed in school like that", etc. Having this kind of mindset isn't healthy because it makes me forget to be thankful for the gifts and blessings that God put right in front of my face.
Don't get me wrong, I have dreams and goals, in fact I have MANY of them. Some I have shared on here before and others I have not. I will always have dreams. Dreams are important! BUT, when those dreams become more important then what you already have, then it's time to make some changes. It's funny because I feel like I post a lot about being thankful and that is the main goal of "BakersJourney", but I don't even take my own advice.
It's not that I'm not thankful for what I have, I just don't focus on it as much as I do the future. But, we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Maybe my dreams will come true, and maybe they won't. I can always pray, seek, and do what I can to reach those goals and dreams, but when it's all said and done, all we have is TODAY! So, instead of "wishing for something", I want to start "living for TODAY!"
"How can I help someone TODAY?"
"How can I make God proud TODAY?"
"How can I love and provide for my family TODAY?"
"What am I thankful for TODAY?"
I may not get it right all the time, but I hope by making a few changes that it will help me get there, little by little. I remember when I took a break before how much it helped me and how more aware I became of the blessings given each day. So here's to getting back to that...
I will still post on BakersJourney, so if you want to follow our journey or see some really cute Hunter pictures, then be sure to like and follow our page!
Tah Tah for now Facebook or until further notice!
Hi, my name is Rayann Baker. I am a wife and a mom to our wonderful son and to 4 cats.
My passions in life are God, my family, and following God's will for my life.
My favorite hobbies are growing my relationship with God, taking care of my family, and dreaming of our farm goals on our land.
About the Blog
Baker's Journey is a collage of life moments that we encounter as a family.
To inspire and encourage others by sharing and embracing our journey through life and to be thankful for each moment God gives us.