My son and his wife gave me a year-long subscription to Storyworth for Mother’s Day this year. Each week I receive a question as a prompt and at the end of the year my answers will be published as a book for me to keep. I have been enjoying my Storyworth writing assignments with the questions that Joe and Aurora preselected and would like to share last week’s entry here.
“What inventions have had the biggest impact on your day-to-day life?”
Without a doubt, digital technology has had a huge impact on my life, from music and video to websites and blogs. Mobile technology has had the biggest impact on my life with my android phone that keeps me connected with friends near and far, and my iPad tablet that opens up worlds for me to explore visually. There is creative inspiration everywhere and there are online communities that expand your social circles and horizons.
You can tailor your online experience to your own wants and needs. I choose to keep my online experience positive and make it an enjoyable place filled with inspiration and camaraderie. I tune out and walk away from any online drama or negativity. I seek out places that are beneficial to my growth and well-being. And I limit my time online… I dip in when I need to, usually in quick microbursts, then put that aside and get back to doing whatever it was that I was doing when I reached for my phone. I write. I create art. I make quilts. I crochet. I hang out with family and friends. I share things. I live my life.
Another great invention that has made my life better is condominium living. I moved to Edgemere Condos by Lake Pocotopaug last year and I am so happy here. I am not handy and don’t want the responsibility of taking care of a house. I live alone so it is nice to have good neighbors nearby. I can walk out the front door and not have to worry about anything. And when I am home it is my own little nest and retreat from the outside world. I have filled my home with all of my favorite things and it is an expression of who I am.