26 June 2016

Still Here - #100DayProject - Day 087

So I think I had some of you worried that I was about to cut out all social media and unplug from the 'Net after my last post coupled with the fact that I hadn't posted yet for the day. Don't worry, I'm still here and I'm not going anywhere, yet. Besides, do you really think I'd leave without saying Good Bye? I'm not that kind of a person. Rest assured that if I ever do leave, I'll leave this site up with a proper farewell note.

Now, don't go taking this some morbid way, I'm not suicidal or anything, but I have thought about taking some major time off from the online world and focusing on the physical one instead. My most read piece still is my article called Analog Love where I share my love of all things analog and how I actually like unplugging occasionally to recharge. In fact, if you were one of the lucky folks to attend #EdCampUT back in October of 2015 or #DigCitSummitUK in January 2016, you were able to hear me speak a little more on the NEED to unplug and recharge ourselves.

I think it's important that we all take some time to get back in touch with our analog selves and see what we really need and want to connect with. As much as I love all the Voxer groups, Twitter chats, and other online connection forums, sometimes I worry that I'm getting lost in the online world and forgetting that I have people here in my home that need me more.

I realize that part of this desire to unplug for me is that there is an overload of great things being shared due to #ISTE2016 happening now as well as the #NotAtISTE2016 group sharing what they are learning from their PLN in attendance. I think I just need to take a breather and realize this is a perfect opportunity to adjust my notifications on my social network apps so I'm not getting inundated non-stop but can instead choose when I want to look into the great resources being shared.

Thanks for letting me share some of these thoughts that cross my mind more and more frequently these days. Maybe it's just the Universe's way of telling me it's time to step back a little and cut out a few of my possibly excessive commitments I've set up. Whatever it is, I've gotta figure it out so I can better take care of myself.

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