Course Correction

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This morning I woke with a realisation that I have lost direction. I have lost sight of my horizon and I need to make some changes to get myself back on the correct path.

I am worried about how the world is changing right now. I feel like the government has lost control of its pandemic response here in the U.K. That makes me nervous. Too many people seem to think that things can go back to the way they were, that will be fatal. But what the fuck has that got to do with my lack of direction? Well, I think it’s all about being distracted. I have been allowing myself to be spread too thinly. Once again, I have my fingers in too many pies, and now I am becoming overwhelmed.

So, what to do? The first thing (once again) is reduce the amount of time that I spend on social media. Lockdown has made it easy for me to get sucked into the swirling vortex of BS that is social media. From the 1st of June (Monday) I will take a sabbatical from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The only exception to the sabbatical will be for business purposes, although I will use my wife’s accounts to do that work. I will move all my writing to this blog. I expect this sabbatical to last for at least a year.

As for my newsletter, I will take a break from that too. The thing is, I enjoy publishing content, especially for the purposes of maintaining a permanent record of my daily life. My hope is that it will be a way for my son to look back on my life and to share it with his children. This is a journal!

To summarise then, this blog will become my only online presence. I will continue to share occasional and infrequent updates, thoughts, and missives, but not via social media.