A little more “Me Time”

Recently, I have decided to make some major changes in my life. And there are several reasons why.

I downloaded an app called Moment. Moment tracks the time you spend on your phone, and looking at each app you have, for the duration of the entire day. When I had the app for an entire 24 hours, I was shocked to learn that I spent nearly SIX hours on my phone. Doing what, you ask? Scrolling. I am a slave to Instagram and Facebook. And when you have a day off, sleep until 10:30, spend six hours on your phone, and do nothing else particularly productive that day, it’s time to find a hobby. So I have deleted all of my social media off of my phone, with the exception of Snapchat. This is because Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can be accessed on my computer. Snapchat is not a computer app. However, to accommodate for that inequity, I turned my notifications for Snapchat off, and put it on a screen by itself to try and forget about it for awhile.

Besides that wake-up call, I’ve also learned that I don’t really have any hobbies. Except dance. I love dancing on Thursdays. And I would love to do that more, go to different venues, meet new people, and learn new things. But dancing only happens on certain days, at certain times, and I can only go if I just so happen to have the evening off work. When people ask me what I like to do for fun, I never have an answer right away. I feel as though I have lost myself. I don’t do anything for myself anymore. And I don’t know why or when that stopped, but it’s time to make some changes in my life.

It’s time for me to grow up, put the phone down and live a little!

When I say grow up, I mean making some financial changes as well. I’ll be honest – I’m getting limited hours at work, my spending habits have been awful lately, and now I need to fix my car. Not a great combination. So I think I’ll start budgeting my money.

While doing so, I’ll be budgeting the time I spend on my phone (like I said earlier). In addition to these fairly simple tasks (I hope), I’ll be eating better, working out, cooking more, and adventuring more. And when it’s not raining all day every day, I want to go hiking, ride my bike for easy errands, and start rowing with my grandparents more often. Like I said, it is pretty rainy here in Bellingham as of late, so it’s a little hard to do these things right now without freezing your tail off. Unfortunately, my work is a little hard to get to safely on a bike, and we don’t have a bike rack anyway, so I won’t be riding my bike to work. But I cannot wait to start going on regular bike rides with my grandparents! And maybe go camping in the summer, start rowing on Lake Whatcom… Summer is going to be a beautiful time people! With that being said, comes the theme I have decided for my blog…

Travel. Adventure. Trying new things. Doing things for me! Breaking out of my shell.

You know, that kind of stuff. The kind of stuff I’m not very good at, and don’t do very often. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the first day of summer very, very much. And, I hope the time I spend on myself to make myself happier, will inspire you to do the same! I plan on posting regularly about the things I do and changes I make, the mini vacations I go on, the food I cook, the things I learn, the things I want to share with you. So, will you join me on my journey to better myself, travel, and go on adventures? The choice is yours, but I hope you do.

2 comments to A little more “Me Time”

  • Joseph Lenz

    Aloha, Kei. Sounds like a grand yet simple adventure. Well be glad to help any way we can. If you post now and then the things that you like and things that make you laugh, it will just help keep in touch a little. I can’t help feeling bad for you in that cool wet climate. Oy! Summer’s coming, though. I hope you find a satisfying path that you like walking. Lucinda and Bruce come on Tues. Well be thinking of you.

  • Brooke

    This is so great Kei!! I am super proud of you! Let’s do that camping trip together this summer! I too have deleted most of my social media apps from my phone and it has been so incredibly freeing! I hope I can break away from my phone even more in the future!

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