The kind reader will note that this blog has changed, as I continue to realign my digital life with real-world priorities.
As I grow older, I find that my digital life has become more and more distracting. With new responsibilities (house, daughter) and a host of things still to accomplish, I’ve decided a little “disconnection” is in order.
I don’t want to be the dad who ignores his kid and his wife because of something on a smart phone.
So I got rid of my smart phone.
I don’t want to be the dad who ignores his kid and his wife because he’s playing too many computer games.
So I disconnected my computer and I put it in storage.
I don’t want to be the guy who keeps a blog and posts a fleeting thought online that gets misconstrued or otherwise turned into something I didn’t mean to say.
So I deleted my old posts, and I’ll either keep a paper journal (gasp) or blog somewhere else anonymously.
This is not to say I’ve become a Luddite. This is not me decrying the evils of the modern age and pining for a yesteryear that never existed. I simply know that, for me, what I want to do with my life isn’t entirely compatible with certain modern distractions. I love the internet, I love tech – but I choose to love them at the proper time and in their proper place.
For now this site will stay alive as an online resume and a document repository for professional accomplishments.
For me personally, this is part of a larger quest. I grew up in the Digital Age, and I feel like I’m familiar enough with it. I’ve run the rat race of graphics cards and gadgets. That’s still fun, but it’s just not important to me anymore. There are people to visit, board games to play, things to build, a child to teach, a spouse to love, a house to fix, prayers to say, notes to keep, letters to write, stories to tell, parties to plan, skills to learn.
And that’s where I’ll be spending my time.by