Well, hello there my friends.
I wanted to share with you a little something I participated in called Tech Timeout.
Jennifer from Mom Bloggers Club invited some of us bloggers to take this challenge.
To take one hour in the day without any technology. Phone, computer, TV, anything techy.
When I first heard about this, it struck me. An hour didn’t seem like much of a challenge. It just made me think how connected we all really are to technology. How hard it is for us to go for even an hour without Tweeting, Facebooking, talking on the phone, texting, blogging, Googling, YouTubing, DVRing.
So, I took the kids outside. Left my phone inside. (Which is rare. I almost always have my phone with me).
And the kids and I went to the park.
I watched them bike.
And play in the backyard.
I scooped and threw away a titch
a grocery bag full of Barkley’s poop.
So, a lot of what I normally do.
An hour didn’t seem so long.
But here’s what the Tech Timeout made me think about.
It made me keenly aware of how different it feels to be totally engaged with the kids.
If we’re outside I always have my phone to shoot some texts out to the living world. To catch up with a friend as kids on both ends yell about things they need in the background, “Momma! My helmet!” “Moooomma, I’m thirsty!” ”Momma, Jada just ran over my toe!” “Moooooooommaaaaaaa!”
But fully engaging. Spending my time. Taking a timeout to shut everything out and just be with my sweet babes. That feels good.
Because I know there
probably won’t may be a day when these two cuties aren’t that into having mom around.
I love this. I am quickly approaching thirty years of age here and if the years I’ve spent on earth already is any indication of how fast the rest of my life will go, I only have one hiccup left.
The first thirty really felt like a hiccup. Not even a breath. So fast.
I want to spend my time wisely. Investing in my kids. Engaging with my family. Giving in my relationships. Living for my God. Letting Him live in me. Less of Lindsay, more of God.
That’s what I want my life to be.
And this is never more apparent to me than in the fall. I know that’s weird, but I feel most alive each fall.
Something about the air, the smells, the change.
It reminds me of the stark realization that all this will someday end. Mortality looks me dead in the eye and reminds me.
How am I using my time here on earth?
Welp. Not sure if Tech Timeout was supposed to be so deep, but there you go.
Could you take a Tech Timeout? How long would be a challenging amount of time for you?
I participated in this sponsored Tech Timeout series for Mom Bloggers Club. I received monetary compensation, but all opinions stated are my own.