So, it’s time once again for Monday Musing! My brain is still lingering on the topic of the simple life, but perhaps from a different point of view. What has really been on my mind is how we are constantly connected at this point in history. Everyone has a cellphone on them at all times. Most people have internet and Facebook apps, as well as news, email, you name it. While this is good in some respects, I’m also a bit concerned with the amount of time I waste on this things. It’s like I’m never disconnected to the point that I have a constant input of information.
Most things, in moderation, can be a good thing. Facebook connects with friends and family in an instant, no matter the distance. Email lets you stay on top of things in your life, like nabbing a free item you’re looking for on Freecycle. But how much time is lost to this. I’ve had an idea. OK, so I know that not all my ideas work. But it’s always worth a try.
First, I want to log my “techno” hours for the next 4 days. Anytime I check my email, get on Facebook, surf the blogosphere. It all counts. Then, comes the shocker. On Saturday, I plan to disconnect. Well, I’ll have to cheat. I know I’ll have to run something at church on Saturday night involving technology. But otherwise, nothing. No TV, or Xbox.
What can I get accomplished in a day of un-wasted hours? Maybe I’ll ride my bike to the library. Sew some, or enjoy a nature walk at one of the parks. Who knows? I may even write letters to a few friends. I do know it will be an adventure! Anyone else interested in joining me? I do know if you wait til Saturday, you’ll have to send the response by carrier pigeon.