Monday, September 7, 2009

Day Ten

Ah, the miracles of technology! I am typing this blog on my iphone as we travel back to Austin. No, I'm not the driver! But I can't judge you for posing the question; I know I've personally seen worse.

I'm not sure if this technology makes me feel younger or older. So I can Twitter now, I routinely respond to iheart requests on Facebook, and I'm on MySpace, sort of (still have not determined the legitimacy of that phrase).I even go to school on-line. That's all wonderful. I have reconnected with people after twenty years-- fabulous! But how many hours of my life do I devote to these screens and keyboards, virtual friendships and classroom chats? Am I best utilizing my time and energy? That's the question.

I ask these questions now because I have become increasingly aware of the ticking clock in my life. I have so much I want to do and a limited time to do it. So as I create my Bucket lists and "Try-It" lists, I have to balance this virtual life with my real one. Therefore, I am adding the ten things I have to in ten weeks list. Send me your ideas -- it can be a new food, a great movie, a walking tour or a prayer. It can be something you've already tried and loved (I'd prefer if you didn't send me ideas you hated) or it can be something you've wanted to try and haven't yet done.

But don't worry...if you send me a ismile on FB, I'll always send one back.

4 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

Try deep frying something while naked. Just kidding! What about trying to go 24 hours without going online?

Traci said...

Ah, the miracles of technology! I am typing this blog on my I phone as we travel back to Austin. No, I'm not the driver! But I can't judge you for posing the question; I know I've personally seen worse.

I'm not sure if this technology makes me feel younger or older. So I can twitter now, I routinely respond to iheart requests on Facebook, and I'm on MySpace, sort of (still have not determined the legitimacy of that phrase).I even go to school on-line. That's all wonderful. I have reconnected with people after twenty years-- fabulous! But how many hours of my life do I devote to these screens and keyboards, virtual friendships and classroom chats? Am I best utilizing my time and energy? That's the question.

I ask these questions now because I have become increasingly aware of the ticking clock in my life. I have so much I want to do and a limited time to do it. So as I create my Bucket lists and "Try-It" lists, I have to balance this virtual life with my real one. But don't worry...if you send me a smile on FB, I'll always send one back.

Anonymous said...

Read a book which you bought but never read.

Traci said...

Good suggestion on the book! Unfortunately, there are too many choices -- too many hopeful purchases that went unfinished. It's a good reminder to make time for that and in return, for myself.
:-)