All things must come to an end.
The word SIMPLIFY has been rolling around in my heart the past couple of days about some things I need to adjust in my life. At the beginning of each year, I try and set some time aside to pray, write, and dream about the future. I knew going into 2016 that it was going to be different, but I didn’t and I still don’t know what that will look like. I have made some extreme changes in my life because of a recent cancer diagnosis, and I know more are needed. Life has a funny way of getting your attention at times. In 2009 I started a blog to be an outlet for me to share my story and try to improve my writing skills. Over time, I lost interest with the blog and I didn’t really have an understanding of what it’s purpose was. I also got caught up in the social media craze when it first burst onto the scene. I needed to have every new app and I needed to know everything thing that was going on in the world wide web. Things have shifted considerably in my thinking as of late. I have always known I am a slave to the Internet. It has become an extension of who I am. It obviously has its merits, but it also has its pitfalls. One the the biggest pitfalls for me I have realized is the lack of simplicity in my life. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Periscope, Instagram, and other social media brands are all vying for our attention. For years, I haven’t been able to live without them. I check them daily, and often. For some sick reason I think I need to know what is going on in the world every waking second. The problem with this… Because I am so consumed, I don’t see the world that is right in front of me.
There isn’t a need to have two different websites. I don’t need to use every social media platform, so I have decided to shut down and consolidate everything into just this website. Lately, I have been falling in love with writing. So I want to focus my attention on that here on this site, rather than trying to fill all the different sites I have, and use. It can be quite difficult trying to juggle everything. The www.idontdocancer.ca website will eventually be shut down in the coming days, and I will focus all my attention here. I will continue to write about our journey, but I also want to expound on what I feel God is saying to us as a family as we move forward. This site is going to growing in the coming weeks, and i have asked Jamie to start writing on here on a more regular basis. I have also decided to shut down all but my Twitter profile. I found myself spending way too much valuable time on these sites, and have decided to simplify by choosing to just use Twitter. The Facebook page that was created for us will continue to be used so that we can keep friends and family updated. It just won’t be me who updates the page. I am not withdrawing, or going into isolation. I am actually feeling the greatest i have in nearly 25 years. I have just made some important, and necessary decisions to simplify my life.
I hope you will continue to follow our journey by checking in on a regular basis, as I will continue to write and share on a daily basis. Thanks for being a part of the journey.
It’s time to SIMPLIFY