Beautifully restrained. Less is more.
Today, our digital worlds are completely integrated with our realities. I am on a journey to minimize my space and my mind.
In the process, I hope to adjust priorities and discover myself.
Digital clutter can be just as distracting as the physical and emotional clutter that invades our worlds.
I glare at a constant barrage of coupons, deals and “insider” specials.
I have started unsubscribing from everything. If I decide to purchase something, it will be on my terms. I refuse to be bullied by the digital marketing onslaught.
By unsubscribing, I can clear the path to my inbox, lose the distractions and focus on the invited, important communications that I welcome.
I will follow, but until then, we will be separated for nearly three weeks. This is the first time I will be without my two favorite people.
Being detached is tough. I broke down at the airport while seeing them off.
While I miss them terribly, I have decided to embrace the silence.
Parenting and lawyering are full time jobs. Decibel levels are high and rest is intermittent.
I have suddenly been smacked in the face with silence
Rest, rejuvenation and reticence will fill my void until I am joyfully reunited with my little clan.
I started Crossfit.
I have been exercising consistently for the better part of 15 years, but my fitness was an illusion.
The three introductory Crossfit classes are called “foundations” and this word struck me.
The foundation is the plateau on which we construct our lives. Whether it be personal, professional or financial, a strong foundation supports the building blocks of our dreams.
The foundation forges the base where we start the climb towards the infinite summit of our dreams and prevents the houses of our existence from crumbling.
Hobbies are a wonderful release…a momentary diversion from the daily grind.
Hobbies have an unhealthy tendency to morph into addiction. Hunger and dependency develop.
I can attest to the unruly spending spiral associated with hobbies.
Saving is a state of mind and this recalcitrant spending corrupts that.
Don’t avoid your hobbies. Avoid the enslavement to the things and actions affiliated with them.