Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Hands Up, Step Away from the Computer
Years ago, there was a book and movie called "Magnificent Obsession" although all I can remember about it is the title. I have some magnificent obsessions of my own, the computer, the Internet, and Twitter. In that order, because of course I have to turn on the computer to get to Twitter. I leave TweetDeck on all day, so I never miss a tweet. I claim that if I didn't have a computer I would go nuts. There are some who think I am nuts for being online so much. I long ago stopped trying to convince anyone the Twitter is fun, that has to be a personal decision.
Recently I have had to rethink things, something one does every so often in life. (At my age my rethinking periods have ran into the hundreds.) I have slowly but surely let my computer time become a "black hole" of just killing time. Now isn't that the most terrible thing an intelligent adult to say. Killing time is not healthy, wealthy, or wise.
Then last night I realized how much enjoyment I was having sitting at the computer reading blogs, researching new ideas, etc. I have renewed my interest in storytelling, have spent hours and hours reading stories. I have bookmarked several new to me storyteller's sites.
OK, I have to balance my time better, more daily chores time. But wait, I can hurry through them and get back to twitter.. see you there.
Miss_Dazey on Twitter.