It’s snowy. St. Louis City has no snow plows. I’ve been taking the bus. I NEED Google Maps.
Because of last Friday’s fiasco, I decided to start using iMessage on my desktop. I’ve always balked at this because who really needs your text messages popping up on your screen… DURING PRESENTATIONS! But I must say, this was a game-changer. I can leave my phone in a drawer all day now!
So all that time I gave up on Instagram, I apparently made up on… Pinterest!!! lol
This is the most snow we’ve gotten in at least FIVE YEARS! So no soccer game today. I have a bonus day with no real reason to have a smart phone. I made a lot of art! Not all of it was pretty.
BTW, I’m going under the radar with that for the foreseeable future. I’ll be sharing my process privately with my email subscribers. Why? Here’s the scoop. (TLDR: It’s really freeing to take risks and learn new things when you don’t have to worry about it being part of your public digital footprint AND another symptom of my EMBODY word for the year). If you’re so very interested in what’s going on behind the scenes, sign up in the sidebar —->
I haven’t been checking the weather app as much either so I missed the whole Snowpocalypse warnings all week. Fortunately, there’s no reason for me to go anywhere. And what better reason to get off the screen than… SLEDDING!!! W00T!
OMG! I left my phone at home!!! Is this a sign that I’m really weaning myself from the device? I had a lunch date and was gonna confirm with Carolyn this morning but… I COULDN’T because I DON’T KNOW HER NUMBER!!! I pinged her of FB, by email, and in a last desperate move, I looked up her home phone ON THE INTERNET! I can’t believe it was actually right. Scary what info is out there. 😀
Fortunately, she checked email. And then informed me that the work VM I left via ALL THOSE CHANNELS was full.
I’m still annoyed at myself for tapping on that Instagram icon without thinking. And THEN, when I see I’m logged out, what do I do? I check my EMAIL? Whut?!?! Just stop!
All day, I left my phone in my office instead of bringing it to meetings. I used to say, I need it in case my kids need me for something but then I have it and end up scrolling around when I’m in a meeting and c’mon, we all hate that person who’s looking at her phone during a meeting. So far, no emergency calls from the nurse!
I forgot to post this on the 1/1/2019. My word for the year is EMBODY. Hence the less screen time, more “in the physical world time.” I felt it last weekend. An hour-long walk with my neighbor, a visit to the Kehinde Wiley exhibit at SLAM, a trip to the BOOKSTORE, two actually, a massage! On Sunday, I went to a bris to celebrate a new baby and then brunch with a dear friend and then my daughter’s recital. She was awesome.
My intention of embodiment is all about connection. Connecting, rooting. It’s gonna be a fabulous year, I can already tell.
My smartphone tells me my screen time is down 17% from the week before. I kinda love that about my phone. Boo. And hey, I’ve managed to turn this blog into old style micro blogging. I think it was called Twitter. #StillNotScrolling