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 so much 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 to 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 so you do get hacked, and still major players like Banks, Drs. offices, hospitals are All getting hacked and our quote “private” information is now in the hands of who knows who.
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 for some reason. Just Call IT they say. Then IT talks in lingo that is impossible for me to understand. As if I took 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. What I really want is to just run away to my garden and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Honestly, that is why I haven’t been posting weekly – I just can’t bring myself to get back on the computer after . 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 have decided to give my 30 days notice and semi retire from my remote computer job, down to 30 hrs. a week and have taken on a client doing Gardening!! I went ahead and started the gardening work and I am Lovin’ IT! Once I am actually semi retired I plan to take on at least one more client and start building a pet sitting business as well. And YES, I will get back to my regular posting as I will be relaxed and not dreading sitting down at my computer. I do plan to make one other adjustment to my posting though, I am going to post every other Saturday. “less is more” I want the off week to do some reading, researching, and 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!!!