I’ve been kind of in a blog post writing funk lately. I have plenty of delicious recipes I’ve photographed that are waiting to be shared. I just haven’t wanted to write. Or talk. Ask Ted and he’ll tell you my famous words once the kids go to bed are, “just be quiet. I’ve had enough talking for the day.” Yep, I’m the nice wife!
The same can be said about writing. I’m just tired. And blogging takes time, thought, and you guessed it, words that need to be communicated— which is something I used to consider myself a pro at. But now I’m just refereeing the mouths of babes all day and more exhausted than I ever imagined by their constant male private parts talk [yep, lots of P talk in this house]. So in the midst of my anti-blogging weekend, I was texting with a friend of oh, 25 years [we’ve known one another since first grade!], and it hit me: THIS blog post. The upside to always being connected to my phone. Very random. Not nutrition related. But something I think we can ALL relate to on some level.
Running a business that thrives on my presence online or one my phone is win-lose some days. Do you ever look at your phone and get overwhelmed by the number of emails or texts or messages you have to reply to?! THAT’S ME! Plus social media brings on lots of emotions [hello comparitis to the happy couples who have just taken a kid-free vacation for more than a night] and truthfully, it all makes me want to shut-off from those not in my day-to-day completely. BUT, there’s always a but, there’s an email from a colleague, a text from a friend, or a voicemail from the doctor reminding me of an upcoming appointment for myself. ME. Just me.
You see, there’s an upside and a downside to everything. And because I had a good 20-minute text conversation with a friend who I have been trying to schedule a date with for the past year [WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN KARI!] I’ve decided to focus on the positive of technology. The positives of social media and always being connected. Because behind all those picture-perfect posts, there’s that friend or family member you want to hear from or share a photo with. The friend who needs your advice. Or the family member who wants an update about the kids. Keep your phone on silent and check it often… because you might just miss out on someone or something that really matters!
Oh and about texting… and messaging… if it takes me a day or two to get back to you, you know my 3 reasons why 😉
Tell me: How do you balance the pros and cons of always being connected??!