I just listened to www.Unmistakable Creative podcast: Internet: All or None? by Srini Rao and Greg Hartle. They are also behind The Instigator’s Experience that I will attend in L.A. in April.
It really got me thinking as I’m sitting (yes Srini) huddled in front of the woodstove as the winds outside blow everything and everyone away with 50-80mph winds.
The podcast thoughts are swirling as fast as the winds outside.
I’m not a 30 something anymore. (Try doubled!)
I wasn’t raised with a Nintendo, Gameboy, Xbox, Play Station, Face -Book, Twitter or computer at my beck and call.
Remember carbon paper? Remember mimeographs? Remember IBM hard frame paraphernalia that would take up whole rooms that we now hold in the palm of our hand?
But does it have to be all or none? Is there a middle ground?
There are days when I find myself on checking Facebook and a couple groups I need to be in, checking emails, checking weather, reading other blogs, listening to podcasts and even SOME days finding time to write, too. My eyes are blurred by the end of the day, and often grumpy when my “almost none internet” hubby enters the door. HOW CAN IT BE 5 p.m. ALREADY? I JUST STARTED!!
I think we have to find time to pace and find that middle ground. We have to have a life and give ourselves permission to unplug and even to leave something undone for that day.
Relationships, face to face, are getting lost. Look at the non-unplugged generation coming up. Ummm, could I ask for a little respect on the side please instead of a grunt or whazzup?!
Yeah, I’m a geezer, finding her way in this blogging, podcast, webinar, writing, passion finding journey.
And I LOVE it!
(But I’d still like a little respect here and there ,you young whipper-snappers!!)
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.