Be the Change #33 – Social Media Break

I’ve decided to take a break from technology for the next few weeks.  So this blog will be suspended until some time in September or October.  There are several reasons for this decision:

  1. 1. Most important, my husband is starting to complain that I spend more time with my phone than I do with him.
  2. 2. I am so busy both at home and at work that I’m falling behind on things that I really ought to do, and a tech break might help me catch up on some other things.
  3. I feel like my attention span is getting shorter, and that really bothers me.  I’m getting too used to the quick hits of information that you get on the internet, and losing my ability to read deeply, which I used to love to do.
  4. I have started suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. I used to smirk at the right-wingers who got themselves into a lather over Obama (and yet….you still have your guns, don’t you?).  I’m getting the same way about Trump, though, and it’s not healthy.  Being on the internet just feeds it because I can’t get away from all the horrible stuff he does, and I can’t ignore it.  I feel like I need to get a grip.
  5. My BRAND NEW computer is running about as slow and freezing about as often as a 90-year-old nun, so I’m just angry at all technology and I’m going to try to ignore it for a while.

I’ll be back. I’m just need to take a break for a while and start feeling like a human being again, instead of a deranged cyborg.


One Response to “Be the Change #33 – Social Media Break”

  1. I totally understand your rationale Kathy!

    It is certainly a great time to take a “mental health break” from technology. It will be interesting to see how (and whether) things will be much better or much worse (relatively speaking) in our nation during September or October (or whenever you decide to return to blogging from your hiatus)… Take good care of yourself in the mean time!!

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