Instagram is officially the first (and only) social networking tool that I actually like. And, in this case like = love a lot. For those who haven’t joined the Instagram train (or have a phone that won’t let them) it’s basically like Twitter, but in pictures instead of words. And people, I would MUCH RATHER scroll through photos then have to read a ton of words and link to outside sites. I would much rather SEE the clear water in Mexico then read about it and I would MUCH RATHER get a visual on your sad, teething baby then have to envision it. It actually doesn’t hurt my head, it surprisingly leaves me energized and feeling *for real* more connected to people.
I’m in love.
The only downside to Instagram is that you can’t share a quick link to let people follow you. Instead you have to share your username and then they have to type it in and click follow. But, I did a little research and found that there is a 3rd party site, Followgram, that lets you do a quick link-a-roo. Like this.
Isn’t that great?
I love Instagram.
And, I wish I thought it up and built it so that I could have been paid a BILLION dollars when it sold last month. (Actually, I would never want a billion dollars because we all know mo’ money = mo’ problems and I don’t want mo’ problems.)
Just a week before Lola Bear was born I posted this about all I wished to accomplish in 2012. I have surprisingly made great headway and in obviously the biggest department of becoming a family of FOUR (Had I known that we would become a family of four the NEXT WEEK I would have died of an insta’ heart attack). I hired a little help (translated to: I waved my white flag) to help me finish the stairs, paint the chest in the nursery and fix up our kitchen cabinets that had been dinged up. I have been connecting with more photographers than ever and really trying to not be so much of a hermit (believe it or not I’m outgoing, but quite shy). I decluttered our house in a mah’jah way and took a few things off the calendar resulting in less multi-tasking. And, I found the perfect office space for myself (seen above) which has helped me big time keep work life and family time separate.
Now, I just need help in one more area: RELAXING. I am a busy body if you haven’t figured that out. I have a lot of energy and I get really excited about random things. The flip-side of this is that I have a really hard time just relaxing. It drives my husband crazy. I’ll totally watch this movie with you, but do you mind if I sew some new pillows, organize this box of stuff and edit photos? Poor guy. I am so annoying. Really, I am. I’m annoyed myself just typing this out. So, I need to just chill.
Enough ramblin’ for now…