Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back from the Boondocks

Well, I’m back and not worse for wear. In fact, I felt rested from no-cooking-dishwashing-driving and all things computer. “Felt,” because as soon as I opened my Inbox a deluge poured in. Two weeks of neglect made my computer furious. I could hear it hissing, “Who do you think you are not checking-in for ions?”


When it was done rumbling and grumbling, 486 messages were waiting to be examined. That’s four-hundred and eighty six, yes Ma’am.
Two days later, and I am almost caught up. Many messages were discard-able, true. But discarding three-hundred plus messages takes time. Then there are the others.

This got me thinking that I spend entirely too much time with Email. I’m not running a corporation; I’m barely running my life as a manager of my family. I value staying connected. I've gotten a lot from E-connectivity and can’t remember how it was before, in cavemen’s days. But maybe I don’t need it as much as the folks I see on their portable devices in all places at all times.
I now value even more the needed disconnection. Reminder on my E-calendar: do it again sometime.

7 comments:

  1. It's always nice to disconnect...and getting harder and harder by the day with all the gadgets. I, for one, spend way too much time on my smart phone. Welcome back, Mirka!

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  2. I get an insane amount of email. I'm not sure why either. lol

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  3. That's wonderful that you took that time away. I unplugged for unplug week in May and it really opened my eyes to how much time I spend on social media. I also felt so much more peaceful being disconnected for a bit.
    I do miss the good old days--and real letters!

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  4. Real letters- what's that? ;)
    The last relative I had who would not use Email passed away two years ago at the age of ninety eight...

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  5. A hiatus (or two) from all things "E" is one of the highlights of my summer each year. And I actually mailed three "real" letters this week! So glad you took time out for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, Mirka. I am wallowing in my own deluge of E-stuff, and slowly swimming towards the surface. But it is still summer, after all! = )

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  6. Oh, wow, and I was complaining about 26 emails that piled up in my in-box over a week. It's always good to disconnect. Now that my son has a cell phone, it is something he is having to learn.

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  7. It seems every time I try to disconnect for a few days, it takes three times longer just to catch up on everything once I return. There must be an easier way...

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