Another six weeks has passed since I posted here. I could offer excuses, but they would be irrelevant. As loathe I am to say I have been busy, well, that's the case. I have been busy, just not with writing. I have been incredibly productive with art. Carving new linos, printing, maintaining my Etsy shop. Between that and The Job, well, my days are full.
Still, I haven't even been reading that much. I am finally getting new glasses, which has been an issue but not the only one. The biggest reason for not reading (or writing) is one I've said before. So-called social media. I spend way too much time on Twitter and Facebook. It's ridiculous. And it really needs to stop. It is my biggest hope that I will be able to cut down on time spent on social media. I know, I know, I've said this before...
Maybe after the upcoming election? Is that a lot to expect? I am getting weary of playing the "what stupid thing did he say today" game. You know to whom I refer. It's overwhelming. But I need to walk away, I need to restore my inner peace.
I have for the longest time, since deciding to stop doing art fairs, to maintain weekends as "hermit time." I have pretty much kept that going, spending time at home, taking road trips with Valerie, working on art, watching movies, and yes, reading. But I also do realize that hermit time is not just tangible, physical. Hermit time is a spiritual thing. For me it has to be. I need to remind myself of this occasionally. I wish to withdraw from the world on the weekends in order to face the Monday through Friday grind. It's pretty simple. However, by spending too much time on social media I open a window into the outside world that should remain closed.
If I skip out on Facebook and Twitter on weekends, am I really going to miss out on that much?
The answer is obviously no.
It takes two weeks to develop a habit, maybe longer to break one. So, here goes nothing...