One Little Word

My OLW for 2017 is write.  And then life happened.

Reflecting on my writing, I really probably did write something every day–an email, a thank you note, a message to my kids.  It certainly hasn’t been what I thought it would be.

Life never is.

When I decided to go off the grid for #sb2017 (spring break 2017), I did not know it would last until June.  I mean #sb2017 did NOT last that long, unfortunately, but going off the grid for my writing did.  Going off the grid for that 10 days included all social media, email and blogs.  I don’t think I opened my computer that whole 10 days.

Here is what I found: I spend too much time on the unimportant.  I had over 500 emails in that 10 days between my school account and my personal account. And I knew had too many when about 10 0F THEM WERE IMPORTANT and I could delete the other 490 without opening them.

I slowly began the process of unsubscribe, delete and focusing on the 10 while skipping the 490.

Because life happens.  And I want to be a part of the 10, not the 490.  #justsayin’