If you are like me, you may be feeling increasingly detached from real, in-person contact with other people. I keep up with my friends on social media, communicate with my professors largely through email, attend some of my classes online, and (when I’m not on the bus) drive in my car alone. Yes, I see my classmates and coworkers daily, but new conversations with new people seem few and far between. In public places, where it used to be common for random people to strike up conversations, most people are now silently absorbed in their phones or earbuds, hesitant to chat.
Hi folks! This week has been a great week. It’s finally starting to feel like spring in the valley, a few buds have appeared by the bus stop, and I’m feeling more on top of my work (see last week’s blog post: Reasons to Ride: Getting Things Done). My bus rides this week were relaxing, productive, and featured an eclectic mix of lovely people (stay tuned for next weeks post: Reasons To Ride: The People.) Also thanks in part to the Smart Way, I’m feeling better about my savings account this week, which brings me to this week’s topic…
You are busy, crazy busy!
We all seem to be these days. We juggle work, school, family, friends, and activities. Our obligations are growing like Kudzu, quickly growing into our beautiful and precious free time.
If only we could find a little extra time to catch up.