In today’s world I am really getting a better understanding of, “Less is More” : Simplicity is better than elaborate embellishment; Sometimes something simple is better than something advanced or complicated.
One example is how technology is “supposed” to be better and save time. Well, I am not feelin’ it”! While the internet and being able to save and store pictures, documents, and such is convenient, I feel like it has totally gotten out of hand. Now almost everything is online including WAY too much of our private information. And we can’t even avoid putting that private information out there. Social Security, Unemployment, Medicare, Employment Resumes, and so on All want you to do it online. Click here, click there, have your account drop right into QuickBooks online. Not to mention, how much time is spent on our phones, computers, Kindles. Let’s not leave out we need a Password, the more complex the better & still major players like Banks, Drs. offices, hospitals are All getting hacked anyway. And quote our “private” information is now in the hands of who knows who. I’m fighting a $899 charge that who knows how was put on my charge card. “It wasn’t me that for sure!”
Now don’t get me wrong, obviously I utilize technology, I am posting online. LOL However, I use very few apps on my phone, I don’t use Kindle, and whenever possible I still like to reach a person and handle my business direct, not clicking all over and getting confused asking myself, “did I do that right?” I work remote and have for years, of which I love and am very grateful for. This past year though it seems there are constant upgrades all saying how much better it will be when it only turns out now, I have to click here, save there cause this server isn’t talking to that server, then copy and paste it over here so now you can fax it. The workflow is growing deeper not less & now you want me in Webex, Zoom, and lord forbid if my computer is for some reason not compatible. Just Call IT they say. Then IT talks in lingo that is impossible for me to understand. As if I took an IT course. NOT. Seems to me like everyone’s life is online, way too much time online. I personally am exhausted by the end of my day online and could care less about seeing one more devise once I finally log. Honestly, that is why I haven’t been posting weekly – I just can’t bring myself to get back on the computer. It feels like my brains file cabinet is overflowing and I swear at least once a week I hear this still small voice that says, ” ENOUGH! Haven’t you heard the saying, Less is More?”
That said, I decided to semi retire down to 30 hrs. a week & spend the rest of my time spending more time with God, in nature, hiking, doing Gardening! And yes, I am going to get back into posting and making some changes to my site along with getting it out there for more eyes to see. SMILE
In consistency with the title “less is more” I will be posting once a month so I can have time to review my past post and do some upgrading. Not to mention, I need to do some clearing out in my home & some DIY jobs around the house. SMILE Everything around this house is going to get a little more “simplistic”. I promised myself years ago my golden years will be “golden” and that means not adding on more, more, and more stuff! Not in my inner cabinets or my outer cabinets. So, if you are feeling like your life is overflowing and you can’t keep up, maybe you should consider simplifying your life a bit too. I know we all have things we can do without that will help lessen the load!
Have a Great DAY!!!