Thursday, January 12, 2017

What happens when you slow down


I've been battling a cold that has lingered like some low fog on a frigid waterway. It required me to lay in bed a good part of each day, for nearly 10 days. This Sunday, my phone was stolen. I joked when my husband came home for lunch the first day I was "existing" without my phone:

Him, walking through door: Hi, how's it going?

Me: Oh my god, someone found me! I feel like one of those Chilean miners, hearing the first taps from rescuers.

We had a good laugh. Today is day two of the phoneless situation, and I think I may have a new practice brewing. While I have the options of checking my social sites via desktop, I'm finding myself not doing that. In my new world, no one can call me. I'm not getting texts. I can't send any texts. I feel lighter. If you want me, it's email or you could write me a letter.

Slowing down is good. It brings more of the little things into focus. And I think the space and time in which those little things exist is where we truly live.

Some of what I read and/or watched today:
How we could all be automated out of our jobs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU
How millennials are viewed by CEOs along with other age groups, with input by a favorite of mine: Simon Sinek - http://www.afr.com/brand/chanticleer/millennials-only-one-of-five-generations-on-a-ceos-radar-20170110-gtp0c0 .
Brief history of the Royal Family - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNgP6d9HraI



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