So my experiment of life without social media is going really well so far. I feel less distracted and I feel like I have a better focus on what I need to get done. I am still trying to get a handle on the new job so it is good that my focus is better. It is so nice to feel like I have a little bit of privacy back in my life. I think I think I forgot how nice it is to just disappear from everyone around me. The most important people in my life know how to get a hold of me so there is no reason why I should rely so much on Facebook or other social media. I was so tired of starting every day on social media. I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten out of bed later than I should because I let myself be distracted by social media. Now I look at my email and then I get up and start my day.
On another note I feel like I’m finally getting into a groove with my students. I start Beowulf on Friday and I can’t wait. I’m not sure how my students will fill about it but it will be good to do some real teaching. I guess it sounds silly to be excited to be teaching a certain type of literature but it is my absolute favorite. I hope I can inspire some enthusiasm into my students over the next few weeks. Changing jobs has really helped reinvigorate my love of teaching. Of course I’m sure that teaching in Bolivia this summer helped as well. I love that I look forward to what the days ahead have in store for me. I love that I have my natural enthusiasm for life back. I’m finally becoming that naturally positive person that I used to be again. Life takes so many twists and turns and sometimes we lose a part of ourselves in the process. I think for the first time in a very long time that I’m finally regaining that part of me that has been lost. I honestly never thought I would get that part of myself back. Here is to living life to the fullest everyday.