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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th


Sorry I haven’t written in a while; we’ve been pretty busy. I just wanted you to know I’m still here, but just really busy. On the day before yesterday, I tried to write, but I didn’t get finished right away. When I tried to copy it to a Microsoft Word so that I could finish it the next day…well, I accidentally deleted it! It seems I can never get a moment to write, since I’m being called right now…I’ll be back later!


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