Monthly Archives: July 2014

Changing Yet Remaining the Same

Change is in the air.  It isn’t as drastic as moving, or changing jobs.  It is less obvious.  The internal shift is happening again.

Nearly a decade ago my world was flipped around when I attended a few personal development workshops facilitated by Klemmer & Associates.  I was confronted with aspects of being personally responsible, as well as taking on more commitments.  I questioned if I could reach for my dreams, and vowed that week to go for a few of them.  In that time, I have become complacent.  I aim for the dreams, but am weary of repeated setbacks and distractions to make ends meet.

Today, I am committing to play full out, all in, and to make an impact.  I am more experienced but I am still just as passionate about the dreams that have yet to be fulfilled.   I have played life with apathy, but now is the time for change.

God is calling me to mature beyond this place. It’s time to get moving.

When I Feel Overwhelmed

At times I can reach a point of overwhelm.  A large part of my daily “job” involves interacting on social media, and another involves reading the latest news in my industry.  Both have some challenges.

I grow weary on social media at either building relationships with relatively new people, and become downright exhausted at filtering all the noise my “friends” are sharing.

With friends, I like the occasional reshare of an image, or quote that inspired them.  However, when they rely solely upon that, I have little idea what is actually happening in their lives and feel that they have no interest in mine.  They are just slipping into the noise of life that I need a lot less of.  It carries over into the real world.  If a friend only handles their online presence by putting out non-original content, in real life I just don’t try to connect but wait for them to indicate they want to talk.

While I don’t want people revealing their most intimate details all over social media, I also don’t want them being little more than an echo of another.  Show me the real you.

I have made a deliberate effort at showing up in social media with the intent to connect.  I filter out all the nonsense easily from my computer, but am always telling Facebook on mobile to stop showing me whatever “funny” image you reshared from that other page.  I only really want to see things about you.

As for tech news… it’s a slow season of change.  I grow tired of keeping up.  The reality here is that I need to consume less information unless I am intentionally applying it and/or synthesizing that information for my clients.

I’ve been quiet here, and any other online place I frequent.  Perhaps it’s a good thing for a while longer, or perhaps I should just get busy sorting out only the most important things for others to know about me, or know in the news that matters to them.