Day 3 – Tech Challenge – Waking Up

I’m only a few days into my little challenge, yet it has already opened my eyes well beyond any expectation I might have had.  I haven’t been able to see how unavailable I have been for my family, let alone change any shortcomings I could sense. 

A couple of dedicated hours a day is such a small thing, but I have been missing that precious time.  Incessant work and incessant everything else.  No slowing, no breathing, and definitely no stopping.

Yesterday we watched a kid movie, made dinner together, and turned the bottom couple inches of my 10 year old daughter’s hair burgundy. She was ecstatic (even though the truth is that you would have to know it’s there to see it).  Little moments. Big smiles. Major wins in the long run. 

I’ve been spending my time the wrong way regardless of all the good intentions behind that.  I have every valid reason to justify why those two hours have been focused on work or checking items of the critical tasks list.  Now those same reasons are dropping in value and priority at an exponential rate.  I have been missing what matters, and although I sensed it to some degree, I really wasn’t getting it. Hopefully I’m starting to do that now. 

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. riffatwajidblogs
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 21:17:07

    Thanks for sharing a nice post

    Reply

  2. Writer Lori
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 21:51:59

    This is a beautiful post, Jo, and an ever more lovely realization…. Xox

    Reply

    • MoJo
      Jun 30, 2017 @ 16:00:00

      Thank you lovely. I’m saddened to realize it but I’m thankful too. So many future hours saved by this little thing. (That’s my prayer for my family and myself.) Hugs to you sweet friend.

      Reply

  3. Elizabeth
    Jul 01, 2017 @ 11:19:29

    What a lovely way to spend your time. It’s so easy to get caught up in technology. I find myself doing it too often. But lately I’ve been trying to remember I had a life long before there were cell phones, the Internet, and cable tv!

    Reply

  4. shalini
    Jul 02, 2017 @ 00:49:17

    Congratulations Jo… Now you need to spend an hour just with yourself not just be tech free with family..

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: