Lucy Island

This picture is from our trip to Lucy Island which I hope to blog about soon with a little giveaway. (You can click on it to see it bigger!) Thanks to my friend Brian for taking it. I have so few photos of myself, even if this one is from far away!

Lily and I were finding teeny tiny miniture shells on this quickly disappearing beach between two islands out in the middle of the ocean. We ended up having to row back in the boat because the tide came up so fast! Thank goodness we had the dingy or we would have been marooned on the far island until “the dad’s” came back from fishing to retrieve us.

I’ve been away from the computer more and more these days and feeling contemplative about how to not feel overwhelmed when I do use it. I don’t think I could quit Flickr. I love all the photographers I follow and how they inspire me. I appreciate the comments and the connection I feel here and there. I love blogging and would love to devote more of my computer time to it since lately I have a backlog of posts just ready to be posted. There are quite a few blogs I follow but my visits are less often, opting to read when I have more dedicated time or simply from my reader. It’s so hard to quit facebook because of all the ties I have there with people I wouldn’t connect with elsewhere but it’s foremost in my mind. In reality I’m not staying very connected already because I make little time to be on it.

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How do you manage it all!?

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4 Responses to Meditative Musings

  1. jenny says:

    I’ve been feeling the same way lately. A little overwhelmed by how often I am online in all these various places. I still haven’t figured out how to balance it all. It’s definitely something I need to figure out. I’ve been thinking of getting rid of my iphone because it’s makes it way too easy to check everything a million times a day. I do it so mindlessly and it’s terrible. Ugh.

  2. Debbie says:

    I’ve been thinking these same things lately – at least the last few months. The computer takes up way to much of my time and I feel other areas of my life suffer because of it. (You don’t even want to see my pile of laundry waiting to be folded.)

    But it’s not just stuff like that. I get on here and get sucked in and find it hard to pull myself away. I am the sort of person that needs that space in the evening…after Isaac is in bed – to rejuvenate and re-energize. But it leaves little space for the other things I want to make time for – knitting, sewing (still learning) quilting.

    I have been blogging less lately because I don’t want to feel obligated to show up when I don’t feel like it. And let’s be honest, some nights…I just don’t feel like it. But then I’m reading all the blogs I haven’t read in the last day or two…or researching something. ARG. It seems never ending. Luckily I don’t get sucked into FB too much. I post a status and get off. I got rid of all the people who I didn’t really keep in touch with; so the friends that I have now (most of them) are really ones that I want to have a connection with.

    It’s such a fine balancing act. I’ve heard of mamas who use timers (that would never work for me.) I just have to consciously make a decision on how I want to use my time. And definitely the computer has to take up less of it. Good luck to you. <3

  3. Jacinda says:

    I do love blog land – it holds so much inspiration and support for my daily life when, to be honest, most people in my life don’t get the whole no school, natural learning thing we do. I’m new to beginning my own which is fun but other than that I’m very choosey about what I engage with on the computer. Facebook I choose not to do -it seems kind of endless and I choose to put my limited energy into my local relationships. Email and phone will have to do for relationships further afield.

  4. Magda says:

    It comes and goes in waves for me. I do take time off every once in a while. I’ve significantly cut down on FB (but I do like it for keeping me connected with like-minded people spread out all over the world), I check out only a few blogs and almost don’t e-mail anymore which is what I used to do a lot. I pretty much don’t follow discussion lists I’m on. And I think it’s fine – we keep evolving, our needs change, we get oversaturated with info, and sometimes it just takes too much out of us to follow everything.

    Flickr! Flickr doesn’t like me! For some reason I can’t upgrade to pro and I’m at my photo limit. I haven’t visited it in a while and now that I think of it my camera time has gone down with it. And I’m also torn about the whole privacy vs sharing thing… Same with my blog. I have about 10 unpublished posts that are much deeper than “this is where we went today” but I keep not publishing them and I’m not sure I ever will.

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