Managing the Irrelevant

a green grasshopper sits on a green sage leaf

A good friend today described managing Twitter and Facebook as “staying on top of the irrelevant.”

Bingo. Much of my online life has been spent managing incoming information that is inconsequential for me. I get bogged down in the unimportant and will never again have that time again to share coffee with a friend off-line, watch the bees in my garden devour the oregano flowers or luxuriate in a hot bath.

I believe that saying no to what for me is irrelevant will allow me to touch the ground of my life. Scary, yes, but since deciding to turn of my facebook and twitter accounts on September 30, I feel more alive, with a hunger to hear the voices of my loved ones, see their faces, hug them and tell them how much they mean to me.