I feel like there's a lot I could say from what has happened this past week. One thing that sticks out most is the fact that I got sick but no one really wants to hear about that. I attended a short lecture on the pro-choice pro-life issue. I volunteered at a Mission Aviation Fellowship booth at a local conference. Here I sit at my workplace listening to my coworkers talk about pointless stuff.. okay hockey which for some is not pointless, I apologize. Now I look at my week ahead and realize my calendar has nothing on it! Pretty excited about that honestly, sometimes it's really nice just to have nothing ahead.
I wrote a little thing about taking breaks yesterday on a Instagram post. I said how much I am really looking forward to my promised two week break coming up in June. I believe I will try to just take that time to take a break from life as I know it and social media. I’m actually excited! I’m dreaming about it! It can’t seem to come soon enough! Why am I so excited?
I think it's the prospect of leaving the drama. What will I really miss in the two weeks of me not being on social media? So and so had their baby?! Trump made another threat? Some famous guy making headlines about sexual misconduct? What am I really missing? In my books not much. So then why is it so hard to get away, so scary to fall behind in posts? I think it is the fear of being out of the loop. Or maybe not having a thing to go to when you are bored waiting in the doctor’s office. I think it’s just a thing of our system now. We sit down on a couch and we pull out our phones. We get in our car we pull out our phones to tell us where to go or to entertain us while we get there.
My boss always tends to forget his phone, which makes him hard to get ahold of when he is out in the middle of nowhere, but honestly I don’t see why everyone gets so incredibly upset! I see it as he’s not addicted and dependent on his phone! He doesn’t need it to drive! When I made that statement outloud the other guys just nervously laughed and mumbled “yeah, I guess.” then quickly opened snapchat to see what had happened in the 30 seconds he hadn’t been on it. Like honestly I think it's actually a good thing when people forget their phones! It says something! Now in Manitoba right now it’s really cold so it is actually a safety thing to bring a phone with you when you leave your house, but my point remains. I am not at that point and as much as I am looking forward to my hiatus from my phone, I know it will probably be hard. Though from past experience in doing it I know its worth it!