I chuckle a little though, because today's "Mature Monday" is brought to you via a teen devotional post and the New Kids on the Block.
I read a devotional online this morning that was written several years ago by Rebecca St.James on the topic of boundaries. It wasn't until I got to the end that I realized it had been posted as part of a teen website. It really didn't matter since the subject matter, and her approach to it, are pretty ageless. You should click the link and go read it. It's good. It put words to the desire in my heart to quiet some of the chaos that has been there. Quitting Facebook (which I did this morning!*) has been about creating boundaries. When I decided to kick the FB bucket, I let up on the personal tweeting a bit as well, but I had no intention of making any major changes to my OTHER twitter account. The one all about NKOTB.
Twitter has been our cool-hangout place for a while now, with all the New Kids themselves hanging out, plus the back-up band and crew and so on and so forth. We tell stories, snoop around under the title of NK-CIA looking for news on the next tour announcement or special event, share pics, and generally have a great time. Since the fandom is world wide, it's a 24/7 party. But a couple weeks ago it came to my attention that I had hardly any boundaries at all in that part of my life. So I scaled back. But scaling wasn't what I really needed to do. I needed to hit several of the areas Rebecca covered in her devo, including the financial. The only way for me to REALLY set things up again the way they should be is to leave the party. So I told my dear Blockhead friends last night that I'm going to delete that twitter account. I still love my 5 brothers and a million sisters, but it's time to step back.
Have you taken a look at your own life lately? Do you have healthy boundaries up? Are there places where you can make a little change and strengthen them a bit? Are there any areas where you haven't set boundaries yet? Get a move on that before you end up needing to make bigger changes.
(I missed church yesterday, but I hear the sermon was about maturity. Can't wait to listen and see if it ties in!)
*About FaceBook: Did you know there is a 14 day waiting period to delete your account?? If you go looking for my previous personal account, you'll find nothing, but I have the power for two full weeks to go push a button and presto-chango it's like it was never gone. Gotta be strong! (Maybe this is training to open a social networking rehab facility someday?? LOL)