If there is nothing else that has come from this past year, I’ve landed in a place of deep reflection and self-assessment. I’ve come to a place in my heart and mind where I’m re-thinking the way I do things. For instance, how much of my life should be invested in social media, Facebook, Instagram and my web sites? How much of my day is spent looking at my phone, checking my status, updating my location? What if I took an electronic “fast” and went old-school?
Of course, dreaming of a simple life, an electronic-free time, and purist view of my world, may be nothing more than a dream. It is possible that, baring a Zombie Apocalypse, there is no way to completely reverse this trend.
However, I suspect that in the remaining days of this 49th year of my life, I may come up with a plan that will result in fewer blogs (I currently maintain five web sites), much less social media (I am on five different services), and much more personal personal time.
Writing my first novel may require more time than I’m giving (read here, “None”). Finding personal peace may demand a personal safety zone. Discovering the true me may mean that I stop generating a carefully crafted me.
For now, I’m just thinking.