A few months ago, I participated twice in #SOCSunday with Jana. And then she ended the linkup and I was super sad. I’ve been thinking about this over the past couple of months and I finally reached out to her and she is totally fine with me reviving Stream of Consciousness Sunday! Except I want to shoot for Saturdays.
So here’s the deal. Set a timer. Take note of your laptop’s clock. Whatever you have to do and just write for 5 minutes. You can go over to 7 minutes if you choose, but any longer than that and it’s too long. Just write. Whatever is on your mind. Stream of consciousness. Then link up over here. Check back and read other posts. Give some reading/comment love.
This is old school blogging at its best.
I’ll work to have my posts up Saturday morning. If you can’t write until Sunday, that’s fine. But Monday doesn’t count. (I have to have boundaries at some point, you know.) If you tweet or Facebook post, use the hashtag #SOCSaturday. And let’s show each other some blog love!
I started this summer out with the goal of reading three books. I’ve completed one and started two others. And I keep buying and adding books to my nightstand. I think I have 5 books waiting on me to get through current reads.
I’ve been bothered recently. I can’t exactly pinpoint what is bothering me, but I feel unsettled. Uneasy. My husband used to have a student who said certain things made her feel uneasy. And that’s how I feel.
Over the past few months, I’ve seen several bloggers mention the book “Hands Free Mama.” On a whim, I ordered the book on Sunday night. It arrived Wednesday and I read the first chapter before I fell asleep. It finally clicked what is making me feel uneasy.
I’m always “on.” I am always on the go and I’m constantly connected. I’m officially on vacation time (even though I’m at home at the moment) and I desperately need to turn off. Disconnect. Refocus.
My husband needs me. My son needs me. Even my cat needs me. And I’ve known this for
months years. My previous job almost required me to be constantly connected. I was living and breathing a digital world. My current job requires me to be connected to people, and not my computer 24/7.
So I’m making changes. I’m starting with simple rules for myself. And I’m hoping this vacation is exactly what I need to help enforce these rules.
Want to join in on #SOCSaturday? Link up below!