Today ends my #thisisreal October campaign, which author Christina Crook’s post, “The Pictures are Pretty but the Struggle is Real” inspired. Truthfully, I haven’t been posting much in the last several days, either on Facebook or Twitter, because I’m finding it hard to angle my lens and capture the really #real of life. Continue Reading
For the next couple of months, I have a pretty demanding schedule with a variety of writing deadlines and speaking engagements. And though the calendar and to-do list look pretty harried, I have also been choosing to say a series of strong no’s. The first no was pretty unsettling (I will be missing out! I won’t be needed!), but it is getting easier to live into my limitations. (Um, a little.)Continue Reading
At the entrance to the school, my friend’s husband holds the door open for the twins. Colin and Andrew play London Bridge and slide under his arm. From my car window, I see the tremors of his right hand, watch his fingers open and close involuntarily. It’s the Parkinson’s that puppeteers, a disease for which this forty-something is far too young. I follow him out of the parking lot, and we stop at the red light.
I feel tremors of my own.
Today marks three weeks of my Lenten fast from 24/7 connectivity. It has been really worthwhile, and one book (and author) I’m excited to introduce to readers is The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World by Christina Crook. “Through historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges and personal accounts, The Joy of Missing Out, leads us on a unique exploration of the modern world, revealing how presentness, intentionality and limited connections are the keys to our joy.”Continue Reading