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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