Day 183..#Offline..

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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.

But yeah..

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..

Anyway..I digress.

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..

 

Happy Sunday

x

~ by originalapplejunkie on July 1, 2012.

10 Responses to “Day 183..#Offline..”

  1. I can totally relate to this post….gosh, sometimes I feel like I’m reading my own thoughts when I read your posts! lol. I’m known for speaking of distractions along with my preferred way of communicating….it really is better to have good ole’ face-to-face communication. Brings so much love,life,and energy into the equation. Hope all has been well with you since school is over, I’ve been out for almost two months,and I’m still trying to find out what to do with myself! God knows best of course. Hope you have a blessed and beautiful day 🙂

    • Thanks Dany..everything has been okay since school has been out..just had time to really start evaluating a lot..
      And yes, God does know best..even though at times we don’t see it..or at times we forget..
      I hope you have a lovely day also =)

  2. “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.” Simply loved this part.Keep it up. I think all of us needs some disconnection time, some time spent in reconnecting with our inner-selves instead 🙂

    • Thank you..I’m glad you liked it..
      I do a tech-cleanse often..it’s never done any harm..and I’m sure I won’t die =)
      Thank you for the comment and thank you for stopping by 🙂

  3. It’s good to disconnect with technology and reconnect with yourself. I dislike talking on the phone, I would rather meet up with people face to face. I love snail mail and I indulge in as often as I can. 🙂

    Enjoy this time and doing what you like! 🙂

  4. HI ,WE HAVE MADE IT TOO A NEW MORNDAY ”’BLESS THE LORD;;;;;Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us?

    Malachi 2:10

  5. i really enjoyed this. it is good not to expect our plans to be as we say and think. we live through and for god. his plan is what matters

  6. This is what I need to do! Hope it was helpful!

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