Social media detox(ish), volunteering and that surprise

It probably won’t come as a surprise when I tell you I have an addictive personality. When I find something new and interesting I’m like a dog with a bone. I was so much worse in my twenties. I couldn’t help it and new interests/fads would take over my life. It was usually for a few weeks until I got bored, then I’d usually find something else to entertain me. I got rid of Facebook and Twitter from my phone last week and I feel free of the distraction. It’s also made me realise how much I actually use social media through habit and how much crap I would scroll through with very few positive outcomes. I enjoy seeing photos of people having fun and holidaying but most of the time people post utter crap and only really show us what they want to. Anyway, I’ve decided it’s all too much of a distraction for me and not really bringing anything productive or positive to my life so I’ve gone on a part time social media detox. I say part time because I still have Facebook and Twitter on my tablet which is mainly kept at home. The result has been that I’m making good use of my time rather than scrolling aimlessly at shite I’m not really that bothered about but more importantly, I’m being a lot more productive at work. I’ve got a decent job doing what I’m good at and it’s a pretty cushy number with a great boss who I get along with brilliantly. We have a laugh, the days go quickly and I don’t really mind going to work. There’s a lot to be said for that!

With all that said, I don’t really want to completely give up on social networking because I do like using it, in a productive way. Back in October when I hit 12 months sober I decided to look into volunteering within the addiction and recovery world. It’s been a long process but my offer has finally been accepted and I’m going to be working with a local organisation and helping them run the social media side of things. I can’t really say much more than that at the moment but it’s all very exciting.

So, last week I mentioned that I was being taken away for Valentine’s Day. It was amazing and I really loved every minute. When I met JT we spoke about dates and where we’d love to go. I know it’s not for everyone but I absolutely love going to the zoo! I’m still to grow out of the “shall we leave you with the monkeys?” thing haha! JT booked us into a lovely hotel in Chester. We went for a meal Thursday, spent the day at the zoo Friday (and the weather couldn’t have been better) then she took me for a lovely Italian meal on Friday. It was an amazing mini break and I feel so lucky to have such a lovely person in my life. She’s THE BEST 💓

I hope you’re all having a great week so far.

Hump day tomorrow …

Claire. Xx

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