It's not that I'm tired of writing on this blog, but that I'm mentally exhausted of the computer, of gadgets, of the internet. I don't know what exactly has created this current mindset, but I find myself needing a break from it all. I come home and the last thing I want to do is open my computer. So I don't.
Perhaps its like a little cleanse. I'm addicted to my phone, to apps, to my computer, to the internet. Perhaps its because everything I read lately talks about how we're always on our phone, and our constant and instant communication with one another destroys our in real life interactions. Every time I talk to someone and they look at their phone I want to grab it and chuck it. I don't, purely because I know I'm guilty of the same thing.
It's a mini-cleanse from so many things. I watch less tv. Listen to less music. I'm trying desperately to be on my phone less (which is easier given the rough go on the new operating system.) I write more, but it's handwritten and to type it up would mean I have to open my computer. Which I don't want to do.
I keep thinking about this quote.
“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean, because there’s not service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless there on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we google, check-in and hashtag.” -Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore
Maybe this is part of the reason. I'm so tired of feeling the need to "instagram" my life so others can see. I'm so sick of talking about something I did, and having the response be, "You didn't post that." I'm so over knowing more about people's lives I haven't spoken to in years only because the post updates constantly, than I do people I see multiple times a week.
So for now, I'm going to try to post a few times each week. Not as consistent as I was before. But a little something.