Let me just say, that I am a lover of communication — the sharing of ideas and experiences through photographs, music, writing — I relish all of it.

I love being privy to what other people love.

And the ability to witness growth and milestones of friends and family that are so close to my heart but sometimes thousands of miles away from me? Magical.

So why, then, do I sometimes feel uninspired after spending a portion of my day scrolling through my various social media accounts? Why do I sometimes avoid returning to these platforms after absences of a few days, weeks, or even months?

Why do I sometimes not want to return to them at all?

Is it because, perhaps, I feel like my social media use is stifling my pursuit of a simplified life?

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