Friday, February 15, 2013


Even though we're not Catholic, I have decided that I am giving up Pinterest for Lent. (GASP!) It sounds weird and shallow to me but I spend way too much time on there and nothing ever really comes to fruition.

I am, however, allowing myself to look at one of my boards (THIS one) as it's a 2013 to-do list of sorts. The goal will be to not pin anything or waste time looking around when I already have a big list of things I want to do/make/try/etc...

I haven't participated in Lent for a few years just because there hasn't been anything I felt I needed to be "giving up". A lot of people I know will forgo some food or beverage - or maybe the unthinkable, Facebook, but the way I think about Lent is that you should be using the time that would be spend doing whatever you are giving up on praying, meditating, reading the Bible, or something of that sort. Like this time is a time to give something up in order to get closer to God. (Too religion-y for this blog?) I don't think giving up Diet Coke or chocolate will help me get closer to God (granted, it would help my body....but...yeah.) However, I do think I can find ways to get back to spiritual basics' if I'm not spending hours upon hours pinning projects I'll never get to, food I'll never make, clothes I'll never afford, baby nurseries for babies I don't have... I think you get the point.

I have a solid to-do list already, so why not try to knock some of those out? And a good handful are gifts and some home tips I want to implement anyway but have been too busy finding other stuff to put on the forever growing dream to-do list.

So, there's my Lent story.
I've already logged out (I was permanently logged in - such easy access), deleted my app (phone and on my Chrome home page), and removed my "pin in" button from my toolbar. Let's do this!

Proof. Now, what to fill the space with... Bible app?

Are you giving up anything for Lent, and if so, what?


  1. Way to step away. I'll be interested to hear what comes of your disconnection. I just started using Pinterest, and Twitter, and FB and a smartphone a few months ago...phew. I'm afraid connectivity finally caught me and I hope to find a way to balance my time spent using it all...just as soon as I catch up on what everyone else has been doing all the years I wasn't around. : )

  2. Great mindset & reflection on your life. I really like that your bringing God back into focus a little more than He was :)