True Confessions

  • I haven’t blogged or tweeted much this last week because I’m currently in a social media funk.
  • Social media funks are, like all others, generally marked by equal parts disillusionment and insecurity.
  • Never to fear, this funk, like all others, will pass. Probably much sooner than it ought.
  • I used to think that once one reached the ripe old age of 44 one would no longer suffer from social unease.
  • I was wrong.
  • Regular social unease is now compounded by social media unease. 
  • So not only am I an introverted misfit in real life, I feel the same in my virtual life as well.
  • Not only am I not blogging but so far today I’ve accomplished nothing, really, in my real life either.
  • Not even at the pregnancy center since we had no clients come in while I was there.
  • Despite the lack of clients, I did enjoy some great conversation with my friend and fellow counselor. We chatted about everything from parenting to gospel grace.
  • Great conversation counts as accomplishment, right?
  • I also dusted today so maybe the day wasn’t wholly wasted.
  • And yes, when I dust or complete any sort of domestic feat, I do in fact think I deserve a medal. Or something.
  • A domestic diva, I am not.
  • If it weren’t for the Roomba, we would no doubt suffocate under a mound of dog hair.
  • How does one dog shed so much?
  • Speaking of divas, my oldest sons’ prom was this past weekend and let’s just say it’s not my favorite weekend of the year.
  • Though they were pretty dang handsome, both of my guys. And they had a great time.
  • It’s not about me.
  • I’m wondering yet again: where did the time go and how can I slow it down? Please?
  • Speaking of today’s accomplishments, I also put away the Easter decor.
  • Why, yes, my motto is: why do it today if you can procrastinate a week or three?
  • And, the Easter decor isn’t decor so much as it is, you know, baskets.
  • A decor diva, I am not.
  • I’m currently reading Christ Centered Preaching not because I preach but because I teach and I want to teach better.
  • I’ve come to the conclusion I’m the worst teacher ever.
  • Ok, maybe not the worst, but certainly one who has much to learn. MUCH.TO.LEARN.
  • I was also reading Huckleberry Finn.
  • I rarely finish most classic American literature I’ve attempted. Why is that?
  • I’m eager for a really good (fiction) read. Any suggestions?
  • I’m so eager for a really good (fiction) read I’m considering re-reading my beloved Harry Potter.
  • If I must, I must.
  • And, finally, in case you are confused, I began these confessions on Wednesday but I am finishing them up and posting them on Thursday.
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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

21 thoughts on “True Confessions”

  1. I understand the whole social media thing. Boy, do I understand!

    I would recommend “I, Coriander”, “Agnes Grey”, or “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”. I’ve recently read all three, and enjoyed them quite a bit.

  2. Love this post. Also not a domestic diva, nor a decorating diva. Dealing with cat hair, dog hair, and my own hair. I’ve accomplished nothing today, either, except eating and walking. I, too, feel the ouches of Cross-Centered Preaching.

  3. Lisa, it appears that we are soul sisters. The resemblances are uncanny. As for book suggestions… I am about to finish reading the sixth book in the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett. When I finish, I will have read all six books in less than three months—TWICE. Have you read them? I think you would like them. They are not easy, but they are worth it. And reading them through a second time really helps make better sense of the plot.

    1. I have not read them nor even heard of the author! I will definitely be on the look. Thanks for the recommendation. And glad to know we are traveling a similar path. 🙂

  4. Introverted misfits unite! 😉

    And I re-read chapter 32 through the end of The Deathly Hallows at least once a month. I need to be reminded the bad guy can actually turn out to be good.

  5. This was so fun and transparent. Thanks for keeping it real. I have only read the first 2 Harry Potter books, but want to read them all. I recommend “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger if you’ve never read that one. It’s so well-written and deals with a lot of faith issues.

  6. I love this post. I think I could have a serious conversation with you about it over coffee if I lived nearby. 🙂 I agree about social media. I find myself right there with you much of the time. I’m starting to wonder if I might be happier if I just quit posting at all. I don’t like how angsty I’m feeling about it lately. And my blog has been silent most of this month and not looking like I will be posting anything today, either.

  7. Cynthia Ruchti’s When the Morning Glory Blooms. You will love it.

    And I love all of your true confessions. Especially the “not a ___ diva” about the house. Because I can so relate. Wish we could have a cup of coffee on your porch, sweet friend!

  8. Fun post, Lisa. In my house, it’s bunny fur, not dog hair.

    Have you read any of the Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell mysteries by Laurie R. King? Good stuff.

  9. Obviously, I’m way behind on catching up on blogs…but I’ll mention that I’m not the biggest fan of American literature either. And I have a degree in literature. Maybe it was Moby Dick (which we were required to read and analyze thoroughly in one week) that sealed my permanent distaste for it.

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