So yesterday I decided that I didn’t want to be reachable..I decided not to be available..I decided to just stop.
Stop with the technology..the emails..my mobile phones..Skype..everything.
I even switched my laptop off..
Yesterday I decided that I needed to take some time away from everything to get to know me..and between then and now..I’ve been reading and have done a lot of writing..
And I’m definitely not saying that I’m trying to get to know me over one day..because you know..it’s just not realistic.
Some times it’s just nice to not be so technologically dependent and available..
I’m not against it at all..please don’t get my wrong..but I mean..for the most times..on the weekend..my phone isn’t even on..sometimes I like the quiet..just having some time to myself to think..
Call me old fashioned..or I don’t know what..but I just prefer traditional methods of communication..and I prefer telephone calls over messages..even better I’d prefer to meet face to face..over lunch..or dinner..and catch up..I write letters..sometimes I mail my letters..I like sitting down with people..talking..seeing their facial expressions..hearing their laugh..not having to guess whether or not a message I sent them was taken the wrong way or if they understood what I was saying..I mean..you can’t hear emotions through text message..so a lot depends on the punctuation you use..and the mood that the receiver is in..
When you switch everything off..the distractions..the excuses..and you are left with your own thoughts..you either find a way to distract yourself..or you sit..quietly..processing.
Learning..listening..in my case – writing also.
In my quiet times..I’ve realised that nothing comes without hard work..I mean..I knew this before..but it’s so much more amplified when you can realign your focus and breathe..
My dad always said to me..”If you want to make God laugh..tell Him what you have planned”..
I never got it till I got older..
I realised that as much as I have planned my life..God has something completely different planned..and the direction I thought I would take to get to the end result may actually be A > G > J > S > V > Z in opposed to my planned and chronological A > B > .. Z.
I think I’ve said before..for everything there is a season..
I’m entering a new season..one of patience and teaching..and it’s overwhelming if you choose to not understand..and try and figure out why..in opposed to it being beneficial and you saying that I’m open and willing to learn..
Now I know this post is probably not very coherent..but I never promised that they would be..
Some more “Random Ramblings”..all *I believe* with purpose..so..yeah..