You see where this is going.
I love the internet and I hate the internet. I am so easily distracted sometimes that I find myself with 15 open pages and 95 more that I want to open and read. I find projects I want to do, recipes I want to make, hairstyles I want to have, clothes I want to buy, blogs I want to read. There are great new tools to help you organize all this… pinterest, evernote, etc. that I LOVE. But while I love them, they make it worse. These days, I think it’s even easier to get pulled in a million directions at once by things I “just have to look at real quick.” I have just started using Pinterest and have gotten so distracted just opening the site that I've given up each time before I even pin anything!
This causes me anxiety, sometimes a lot of anxiety. I completely admit that the prior statement sounds ridiculous. But am I alone? Does anyone else feel easily overwhelmed by the possibilities vs. lack of time? By all the amazing and inspirational blogs? By endless ideas and creativity? I love it and I hate it.
Once upon a time I had a job where I was really busy in spurts. The rest of the time I had nothing to do. This was a long time ago. I was not on Facebook… Facebook didn’t exist (technically it did, but no one was using it yet). I remember I had the same habit of starting in one place on the internet and ending up somewhere completely off track. However, there was one day, after a really long spurt of down time, where I honestly couldn’t think of one more thing to look up/read about. I declared to my office mates (one of which is now my husband…) that I had officially found the end of the internet. We all had a good laugh.
What I wouldn’t give for a day like that now. Nothing to do but get lost on the internet? Sign me up!