I’m still sane. Well, mostly. I’ve stopped picking up my phone every couple minutes to check FaceBook, and the world has not ended without me witnessing it in my feed. I’ve been tempted a couple times to log back in, but I’ve resisted and I’m happy with this so far. I’ve found some issues I didn’t really think through before I pulled the plug, but I’ve worked around them. There are some people I love and want to keep track of with whom FaceBook is my only link. One of them is Galal, my Yemeni exchange student. We didn’t chat often, but I’m sad that I can’t see when he’s online. He has my cell number, though, and can always get a hold of me. There’s some friends, too, that I’ve realized I only connected with on FB, but I have other ways to connect with them. If we don’t, then perhaps the friendship was not meant to be.
On a larger scale, I’m less stressed out. My attention span seems to be increasing, and I’m reading more. I’ve become quite a devotee of getpocket.com and Medium. My research leanings have started kicking in, and I find myself delving into topics much more deeply than I have for quite awhile. Topics include:
Productivity Methods – Mostly because IQTELL is shutting down and now what??
Exercise – Excellent article about how a guy found that he liked it, but not after trying a bunch of stuff. I’ve been doing more reading on how to find “the” exercise. I’m hopeful.
Psychedelics as anti-depressants – OMG! I had no idea there was so much research into this, and as I find that my current meds are working at the moment, they won’t forever, so let’s check this out.
Reading and Books – A renewed desire for marginalia and Commonplace Books
So much more, but you see where I’m going. There’s a whole world out there that doesn’t include our Baby Prez and his minions, people whining about everything, and what Jay-Z had for lunch. Eco-funerals definitely trump Beyonce’s home birth of twins. AI advancements beat the crap out of anything the Kardashian’s might have going on.
I estimate I’ve gained at lease 90 minutes a day, and I’m being very conservative with that estimate. I still check out Twitter, but only to see what deep conversations @XplodingUnicorn has had with his small children. Follow him. Seriously.
So far, so good, as we say. Next post will be actual knitting stuff. Here’s a teaser…