I know that sometimes the term ‘soul-searching’ seems overused and overrated. But I do believe that we all need to do some soul-searching occasionally. We need to take some time periodically to step back and reflect on our lives, and ask ourselves if we are happy with where we are now, and what – if any – do we want to do differently.
Moving to Melbourne is a new phase for me and my family, and I guess it is fitting to say that this is also a period of soul-searching for me. Having left behind so much of my life – friends, career, church, ministry, lifestyle – I do admit to being a little lost here in this new land.
I love this new life routine I have now with my kids. I get to spend a whole lot of time (sometimes it feels a little too much heh!) with them, and I have to learn to embrace my new role as a stay home mom. I never thought I would say this in a million years (after all, I am a city girl through and through and I was a Subangite!), but I really enjoy the slower pace of life.
At the same time, this whole lot of changes has made me wonder: what are my passions in life (besides my family)? What would I give my all to pursue? What do I want to be good at? What defines me? What steers me?
As these thoughts circle around in my mind, I’ve been having strong urges to get away from social media for awhile. I feel that a little quietness from the onslaught of online influences might do good to my soul. I haven’t actually done it though. Habits die hard yea? I still find myself scrolling through Facebook and Instagram daily. But I really do want to take some time off, so that I can focus on thinking, planning, learning, and writing. Think of it as some type of ‘retreat’ if you may.
So, I’m going to try to stay away from social media for awhile. If you want to reach me, you can always find me here. I will not be taking time off from the blog so I’ll still be updating here weekly.
Have you ever taken a retreat from social media? Or a retreat of any sorts? How did you do your soul-searching? Do share!