I think I may be about to do something outrageous.
I would never in a million years think that someone like me would be able to handle this. But, I think I'm going to go for it.
I'm turning off the world.
No Internet (except updating my blogs).
No talk radio.
No gossip magazines.
Just music, books, and the beating of my wee heart. For a week.
Lately, I've been feeling bombarded. Just completely overwhelmed. A typical day around here starts with my laptop in bed where I have about 400 news and blog feeds. The upstairs TV is on in the background, cartoons are on the one downstairs.
Then the day transitions into errands, which I do while listening to news radio and talking on my cell phone. After, it's back to the office computer in the afternoon, where there's always more emails and news and feeds waiting.
Then at night it's Tivo and a book or magazine (both at the same time) until I go to sleep.
While a little information is helpful, too much is beginning to drive me bat ass crazy. And I need to get a hold of it. I need more time to play, to breathe, to get outside for godssake.
Yesterday I sat in my backyard with Savannah and we drank fresh vegetable juice and chatted. And the entire time we sat there? My leg would not stop shaking back and forth! I was so full of anxiety like I had to be somewhere else, do something else. What, I don't know. Write, check email, read blogs. Be connected.
It's just getting out of hand. I should be able to put the world's noise away and just BE every day. I should be able to just BE with Savannah.
So, I'm starting Monday. No negative outside input. I will pace what I take in. No negativity. No advertising. No fear mongering. Just books and my blogs and music and exercise and hanging out with my daughter. Maybe SeaWorld. (God, I hate SeaWorld...almost as much as I LOVE Tivo!! *cries*).
And I'll keep y'all posted daily on how life is in my little bubble of joy and calmness.
So. Who thinks I'll make it more than a day? Want to join me?