Giovanna & Emile
Here is a snippet from a conversation I had on Saturday with Emile.
Emile: Mama Lucy. I love you because you make my sister happy.
Me: Emile. I love you because you make me happy.
Emile: Mama Lucy. I love you because you are a sweet mama.
Me: Emile. I love you because you are a sweet boy.
Emile: Mama Lucy. I love you because you are nice.
Me: Emile. I love you because you are nice.
Emile: Mama Lucy. I love you because you are beautiful.
Me: Emile. I love you because you are cute.
And so on. Just doing what I can to dispel the evil stepmother myth.
Also, I read an article on Salon.com the other day that I’ve been thinking about. The title pretty much sums it up:
Technology and no more vacation: how technology is stealing our lives (Email and smart phones were supposed to liberate us. So why does it feel like we never have any free time?)
Wait, that’s me. I never have any free time and it’s because of technology. Like I could be doing dishes or sleeping or snuggling with my husband (it’s 11:11 pm on the dot) right now. But instead I’m on my computer because I love to write and I love to blog, share and connect with the rest of the world.
Yet…even if technology is stealing my life, I can’t give it up. I’d rather fight a perpetual battle against the clock to fit everything in. Conquer the unconquerable. Defeat the undefeated (otherwise known as my to do list).
What? You say that the time to do it all doesn’t exist?
I will find it anyways. I will seek out the unused seconds hiding in the cracks of each minute and I will string them together to create more time in the day. And I will strike the perfect balance between enjoying technology and enjoying my life.
How do you strike a balance between life, work, blogging, family, etc? Is it even possible? Or does one thing (or more) usually suffer?
Do you think technology is taking over our lives? If so, what can we do about it?