photo shared earlier this week on my ig account...follow me at thislittlemiggy.
So after some personal research I've reached a shocking and most likely ground breaking conclusion regarding the internet. Ready? Ahem... I have learned that there is too much information for one person to ever read, view or listen to in one lifetime on the world wide web. Even if we're just talking about all the uplifting, powerful, informative, positive, eye-opening, truthful, and really, really good articles/videos/blogs/podcasts, there is simply too much for one person to consume. Now I don't have any hard and fast scientific data to back me up, but just trust me on this one.
Lately it seems like it's always one last video, one last FB link, one last blog post, one last article before I go to bed, organize the house, hang with my kids, what have you.
And because whatever I'm about to read or watch has a really good message and will change how I view [insert critical social issue here], or even make me a better parent/spouse/friend it seems like I NEED to read/watch it immediately. And while the obvious contradiction of ignoring my children/spouse to read an article on how to be a better mother/wife is well... obvious, the thing is sometimes it IS really good, true and valuable information. I loved and shared this article on FB from Andrew WK wrote to a liberal son railing against his conservative dad as it sums up so eloquently my feelings on politics and even the world as a whole. (See? I just linked to it again because I want you all to read it. It's a vicious cycle my friends.) I think that was a good and worthwhile read.
But as a wise boss once taught me, the enemy of the best is the good. You should all have too much to do, that way you are forced to choose "the best" to spend your time on.
So I've been trying to choose more best lately. Here is some of our best from the past week...
Yesterday we took a field trip to Mt. Airy forrest and visited the Treehouse once again. Yes we had been to this tree house when we lived in Cincy before, but that was pre-powerchair. And for some reason it never occurred to me how awesome and incredible it is that this is a handicap accessible tree house. One of only 8 in the country. And we live within a 20 minute drive. Awesome sauce. Thanks to these guys for thinking of things like that.
Also, we saw this hu-normous (as Lamp says) caterpillar in the Tree House. This is the photo I instagrammed, but here's a better one for scale.
It's the very hungry caterpillar. It's real. We found him.
And not just the kiddos...the husband and I managed to go to a fancy dinner for our anniversary and even hit our first Reds game last week with some new friends.
The irony of posting this on my blog, is of course the fact that some of you may think about not reading my blog anymore. And that's OK. But I will try to make this space worthwhile, but in the end you have to know I blog for me, my family and hopefully there are a few of you out there who find it worth a little time in your day. Right now I really want to get my studio set up. I need to be painting and creating again, in addition to enjoying the last days of summer with my littles. For me that is the best.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles with this. How do you wisely manage your time online? I know I have severely limited the number of blogs I read. I've thought about canceling FB--at least temporarily--but that's the only way I'm in contact with quite a few people. It's a constant struggle of balance. I'd love to hear your thoughts...if you have the time.