It’s been two weeks since I signed out of my social media accounts, and, as it was when I was writing my last post about this topic, my phone is on the other side of the room. The only sound it’s made today was when my alarm went off this morning.
I don’t have as much to say about my sabbatical as I did in my previous post. Really, I just wanted to let you know that things are continuing to go well. I’ve established a pretty solid routine to get the most out of every day. ‘Pretty solid’ as in there are still improvements to be made. But I suppose there always will be.
There’s been no desire to sign into Facebook or Instagram, even after receiving emails saying I have notification and messages waiting for me. I’m enjoy keeping my distance. Oh, and I’m reading an excellent book at the moment – Digital Minimalism: Choosing A Focused Life In A Noisy World by Cal Newport. Even if you’re not considering taking time away from social media, I urge you to read it.
On a more important note, we had some hail today. Winter couldn’t really decide what it wanted to do, so it was stopping and starting, stopping and starting. (The Southern part of the country is getting all the snow, which I think is quite rude and I’m really not very happy about it.) Naturally, I went out at a moment when the hail was coming down. Blown into my face by a gusty, bitter North wind, it nipped my skin before skittering off. Some found its way into my mouth – OK, I might have let it in – and melted within a heartbeat. I was smiling the whole time. When I got home, snowdrops were waiting for me by the front door step. They looked like they were sleeping.