Ok maybe the title of this post is a little extreme but I am finding myself increasing enjoying my own company more than ever.
Having time to work through my thoughts.
Reading books and having the time to digest the meanings.
No small talk
Quiet time in conversation with God.
Journaling to my hearts content.
But it is nice once in a while to have some time out.
Since Christmas I have taken a step back from social networking, my mobile phone, my laptop.
It didn’t start out as an intentional thing just an escape from feeling overwhelmed . I couldn’t keep up, my twitter feed was out of control. Tweets on events that I had completely missed out on. Situations with friends that had just bypassed me in the numerous irrelevance that I was following.
Facebook was the same how can one person have over 100 notifications in a day, I’m so not that popular, just group updates etc etc
My email box looked scary, I just began to avoid it.
So I took a step back. Decided that if it was important I would deal with it but if not I would let it go.
Refusing to check my accounts no more than 5 times a day rather than every 5 minutes.
Radical maybe ha ha but I survived and I’ve thrived.
I held conversations with my children without checking my phone just in case.
I’ve watched DVDs snuggled on the sofa with my husband, no pausing or losing the plot just to return this email.
I’ve been present in my life. In the here and now with the person I’m standing with, not allowing half of my mind to be whirling around in cyberworld.
In the silence I have began a journey of reminding myself of who I am and who I wish to be.
I’m not really ever going to become a hermit but I have and will be continuing with the changes I have made.
Being present in your loved ones life’s is so much more important that being present in the virtual world.
“Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.” — Tennessee Williams
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” — Henry David Thoreau