What I Learned This Week

With the Holidays slowly approaching life is getting even more hectic. I’m starting to deal with the wants vs. haves and the want-to-do vs. need-to-do. I hope I make sense.

I love my blog and my Interwebz soo very much. It is a place to hide (yes, I can hide here), vent, hang out, and it also enables my Internet Addiction. YES, I have an addiction to the Interwebz as much as I do to my Monster Energy Drinks, and my iPhone.

I’ve slowly realized that I’m not getting certain things done, because I just want to read one more blog, do one more tweet, or finish up one more post. I say ten more minutes, but in reality, it’s an hour or more. I know that I can’t do it all. I’ve started to slow down with the invitations that I RSVP to, the committees I join, and the activities I participate in. It’s just too much.

I’ve decided to start with a one-day break, every Wednesday, starting tomorrow. That’s right, I will not open my laptop to get on the Internet, unless it’s bank related, because really I hate talking to people in India on the phone when I’m trying to transfer funds. I will not tweet, I will not read….but there will be posts. I will pre-schedule posts, because I do have a lot to say. It’s all stored up in that big brain of mine, or partially written in draft. Hopefully, I can get some things done, along with my lists, oh the lists are growing..

I also learned to not attempt to vlog, video yourself while in dog pj’s from your mom. I’m such a dork. I opened the Photo Booth program on my Macbook and attempted to ramble. All I saw was this girl, wearing blue pj’s, with somewhat messy hair, who kept looking down at the keyboard. I don’t know if I will ever be a vlogger, but I’m not going to post those videos. Bad, bad, bad…

This is why I need to step away from my computer. Angry Husband was gone that night, and Angry Toddler was at my mom’s house. I had my Saturday night free, and I was doing this, I even took pictures of my self.

Check out more What I Learned This Week posts on Musings of a Housewife. She does this every week. I should probably do this every week to keep myself in check and realize why I still blog. She also made me re-think the Walt Disney World (WDW) trip we were going to plan for next year. I’m still unsure about taking Mr. ADD Angry Toddler all the way to Florida.

Since I’m taking my little Internet break, I need to go and work on some posts now!

6 comments
Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN}
Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN}

Hi Julie - I met you briefly at the Etnies event. This is a great post, and I can really relate. The blogging thing is so much fun but it really can be all-consuming. I frequently find myself up at 1am after thinking I was just gonna peek at my google reader list - yikes. I'm trying to step back a bit, too.

Houses, Couches and Babies
Houses, Couches and Babies

Good for you. And thank you for helping me realize I have an addiction to the internet as well. I think not opening my computer one day a week would be a healthy break for me, too!Happy Thanksgiving!

Lin
Lin

Good idea. We all need a break sometimes :)

jill
jill

What a great idea! Your hair is not messy! You should see mine right now!:)

Coco
Coco

That isn't a bad idea. And you look precious in your pjs.Happy Tday!!