Another New Year, another bandwagon. I’m naturally suspicious of bandwagons, but I thought that it couldn’t hurt to have a word of the year. I’m a Word Overachiever, so I needed a phrase. I chose:
- …with reading subpar blogs, when I *know* I can do (relatively) better. My Feedly is getting lighter by the day.
- …(almost) with Facebook. If it weren’t for family, church friends, a local support group, and a few fun connections, I’d disable it. Honestly. How many times do people *really* need to complain? Be a virtual bully? A braggart? Perspective changes everything.
- …with (most) internet conversations. A comment section often doesn’t provide enough space to fully explain one’s position. Twitter definitely doesn’t. And if you get sucked into one, you figure out the person on the other side is just playing “devil’s advocate” or is a “troll” or both. Tone and body language are impossible to discern.
- …with watching movies that bore me all the way to the ending.
Why did I choose “I’m Done”?
- Our Boy really needs my/our help. Too many time sucking activities means less time that can be invested in making his life better. *A LOT* of planning, data collecting, and hands on time is required. And with another little one on the way, we have a lot of work ahead of us.
- I’ll have extra time, at least for a short season, to work on writing and photography.
- I’m too easily distracted. I’m convinced that my IQ drops twenty points with every month that I stay distracted by the stuff that doesn’t matter.
- I am actively choosing to invest in what really matters to me, instead of letting distraction do it.
- Health restrictions have prevented me from being as active (going/doing) as I normally would, and I intend to take full advantage of it.
- I feel better mentally when my mind is actively engaged. I can’t busy myself with tasks around the house, because for now, I can’t do many of them without help. Depression can’t win. There is too much at stake.
So there you have it! I am officially “done” in 2014!