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All I Do...

Do you ever feel like all you do is one thing? I feel like all I do is work on the computer. It's my work life - I'm sitting at my computer all day long working on websites, sending emails, making phone calls - LOTS of phone calls. Then in the evening, I'm working on our young adult stuff, writing this here blog, checking personal emails, or just wasting time online.

We live in such a digital society that it's almost unavoidable - or at least that's what I tell myself. Is that really the case or is it just my excuse?

I'm not really sure. And to be honest - I might want to be on my computer less, but I don't really want to cut out any of the things that I'm doing right now, so there's got to be some balance.

There are a few things I very rarely use digital media for and prefer the old fashioned way. One of these is books. I do have the kindle app on my phone and a Kindle that I find to be very useful for reading when I'm traveling. It's super easy to just turn that on and read rather than lugging around tons of books in my already super heavy briefcase and very full carry-on bag. I love the way that books feel in your hands, the satisfaction from underlining a particularly noteworthy point, and the way they sit on the shelf for years reminding me of the good times.

I also love getting books from the library - brand new titles to explore and read!

This summer I'm going to plan to read more in the evenings and on the weekends. Spend some time diving into a different world, uncovering new adventures, learning new things.


  1. I suffer from the same thing. While the TV is still digital, I've found that if I'm watching TV and not doing stuff on the computer I'm able to relax a bit more. I think it's because I'm not "doing" something (even if it's just checking email and reading blogs) but I'm relaxing. The mindset is helpful. But - reading in the evening definitely helps.

    1. Oh I love to watch TV ... now everything is coming to an end, and some of my favorites (Bones & Castle) are coming to series ends. I'm hoping not to replace them in my weekly watch list.

  2. In this digital age, we definitely are on technology a lot! I love your goal to read more this summer. It's just great to slow down and calm our minds from the frenetic pace of information we constantly take in on our devices. Any books in particular you want to read? I'm so looking forward to working through my bookshelf too!

    1. There's one about Mercy from Pope Francis my book group is going to ready - I'd also like to read Francis' new encyclical & the previous one. A Second Look by Mark Hart, You Can Share the Faith by Karen Edmisten, a book by John Schlimm (he's from my hometown), and hopefully some super simple, quick reading fiction!


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