Unplugging (mostly)

I recently posted online that I'm taking a break from Facebook and Twitter until June.

I'm taking this interwebs hiatus for a few reasons. Mainly, I've been doing some reflecting, and I'm finding myself to be creatively stifled and it's making me feel quite depressed and stressed out.

I haven't been able to critically think or deeply work for a very long time, or at least not as often as I should. I don't read as much as I used to, and I don't sketch as much as I used to, which really hurts the most.

I'm also definitely addicted to my phone, and I hate that in every moment in between tasks I'm pulling it out to occupy my brain with endless FB and Twitter scrolling of pointless stimuli for long, wasted chunks of time. It's like I'm drinking empty calories. What's funny is with all of this social media and communication.. I don't even feel like I'm communicating anything original or of value anymore. And it's definitely not making me more productive. 

I know this is going to be challenging for me, which sounds pathetic, because this is truly not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but I'm hoping this gives me a good mental reset. This is important to me, so it's what I'm going to do. 

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 If you need me I'm available at my email soniapaints@gmail.com

Also, I'm getting ready for an art show this summer, and I'm going to keep posting art updates to my Instagram account. I'll also be writing on this blog here at www.sonialeticia.com. 

 

🖤 Sonia