Time Away

I took 10 days and left the digital world behind.

Normally, I’m online about 12 hours a day.  It’s easy to chase the squirrels and learn so many new things.  It’s also easy to get distracted and find yourself figuratively on a boat in the ocean somewhere.  Wondering how you got there and how would you get back.

10 days ago I had the flu and an upper respiratory infection.  The only thing I was looking at was my cell phone when my mom called to check on me.  Then my Dad died and I no longer had any interest in sitting at my computer.

I wandered back online yesterday.  I found some very lovely tributes to my dad and kind messages from friends on Facebook.  I deleted over 500 emails – without reading them.  Nothing of any real importance there.  I wrote some great copy for a couple of projects.

The stress that I had imposed upon myself was gone.  I’ll keep working, and communicating and writing and seeing what the world is doing.  I just won’t be doing it to the exclusion of living my life.

It is, for me, a time of creating some balance.

And … by the way …. are you coming to Des Moines May 9?  http://desmoines.140conf.com

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4 Responses to Time Away

  1. Right on balance, sometimes life gets in the way of living. See you May 9 at the #140 conference

  2. Deb says:

    Thanks Albert – can’t wait!

  3. Rox says:

    It always comes back to balance, doesn’t it???
    I’m there myself at the moment.

  4. Deb says:

    Rox – yeah, that word is almost like potential!
    I like the idea of having a box of pretty marbles and half of the box has blue marbles and the other half has green marbles. Balanced.

    I don’t like the idea of keeping your balance on a tightrope – that’s too difficult to do all day long.

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