But for a long time now (years!), I’ve struggled with both platforms (despite healthy boundaries), especially since making conscious efforts to slow down and simplify my life and business. Life is full. Time is precious. Energy is sacred.
The question on my mind these days as I continue to do this work of letting go is: What do I feel beholden to that doesn’t consistently nourish my soul. The answers that keep coming up over and over? Instagram. Facebook. Most things that involve a screen.
The next question: What would I be doing if I created more space by letting the above go? The answers? Creating more deep down presence in my life. Creating more art. Creating energetic s p a c e. Creating psychic s p a c e. Creating more TRUST that I can do what I love (my art and my art biz) without feeling tethered to social media.
And so, I’ve made the decision to break up with Instagram/Facebook.
Who knows. Maybe we’ll get back together one day, but it’s not likely. I’m excited, nervous, and ready for the exhale. Remember when you were younger and you dreaded breaking up with someone? And you hesitated for a bit, stringing them along until you could muster up your courage? But then when you finally spoke your truth and did the breaking up, you were so relieved and felt SO MUCH better about your life and the possibilities? That’s how this feels!
I LOVE MY COMMUNITY. I’m not breaking up with them/you. I’m breaking up with Instagram/Facebook.
Here’s where we can connect with one another moving forward:
MY BLOG! I have missed writing and sharing photos of my life in progress over on my actual blog. My intention is show up in that space MUCH more. You can sign up to receive blog posts to your inbox OR you can just check in every now and again, like an old friend stopping by to say hello.
ART DATES WITH KELLY RAE: My monthly subscription which is loaded with videos and fun! Come join us!
MY NEWSLETTER: I send it out once a week, sometimes twice a week! It usually includes a personal life update along with a business life update, including news about latest product releases and more.
IN PERSON RETREATS: When it’s safe to gather, I’ll be leading retreats again, both here in #sistersoregon and international destinations, too. I loooove hosting retreats.
MARIGOLD & TRUE: My new little shoppe will continue its Instagram/Facebook presence right over here. You can find me, mostly in the stories, geeking out about favorite things that have arrived in the shoppe. We are working on our online home, too, which will include an online shop, right over here.
Thank you for all the community, the friendship, the encouragement, the support, the togetherness. I look forward to connecting with you in more meaningful ways outside of social media.
BIG LOVE, Kelly Rae