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JOMO

I read a really great book recently on how to use my phone less and really analyze my relationship with it. I implemented a lot of changes on my actual phone, as well as how I think about it and what I use it for. The changes have been amazing and have left me feeling so invigorated and much more focused.

All of those changes had me thinking about social media and blogging, so I decided to embark on an experiment.

Have you ever heard of the term FOMO? It stands for “fear of missing out” and is a common thing with social media these days.Ā I actually looked up the definition and this is what Google came up with for FOMO: “anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.”

The book I read introduced the term JOMO, which the author states is the “joy of missing out.”

Since using my phone less and focusing on being more present in my life, I have really come to understand the joy of missing out.

So, I’ve decided to step away from social media and my blog for a bit and see if I find joy in missing out on those things as well. There are so many wonderful things about technology today, but there are also a lot of hard things about how it impacts our lives. I’m excited to learn and grow and see what I think about JOMO on this journey!

Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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Welcome to Living My Full Life

Well, I finally did it. I bought a domain for my blog!Ā Allie’s Life is now Living My Full Life.

I’ve been wanting to make my blog a “.com” for years, and I’m glad I finally took the plunge. My old web address (allieksmith) had my maiden name in it, so it was definitely time for a switch since I haven’t been a Smith for almost three years now.

How has it almost been three years since our wedding?!

Aside from the new name, things shouldn’t look too different around here. I plan on keeping my content the same–you know, pretty much whatever randomness pops into my brain and life šŸ˜‰

I absolutely adore having this space to share and connect with friends from around the world. I have been so blessed by the connections I’ve made with others via blogging.

So, where did the new name come from? It came from one of my favorite scriptures.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

Those words were spoken by Jesus toĀ Pharisees as he explained who he was. I was inspired to name my blog Living My Full Life because I want to do just that–live life to the full for Jesus.

I want to do whatever God has for me to do, and liveĀ the live He has given me to the full. My blog should reflect and document that, as I hope it hasĀ since day one!

So, without further ado welcome to Living My Full Life!