It is always good to have the luxury of watching the world, rather than being all caught up in it every single day. Deliberately removing oneself from the whirlwind is not easy, but it has its advantages.
Apparently, Facebook was down yesterday. Since I deleted my account a long time ago, I was never aware of the outage. Because I don’t interact with many people who use Facebook, I didn’t have to put up with their bitching and whining about the outage. Getting away from social media was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Back to more mundane things, life goes on here without much happening. Work has calmed down considerably since the first of the year, I am adjusting to the new roles and responsibilities at last, and I am feeling better about things than I have in months. The days are getting longer, the weather is slowly warming up, and March Madness is almost upon us, so life is good.
Occasionally, I miss having some excitement in my life, but that feeling never lasts for long when I remember that the drama and chaos never accomplished anything useful for me. I realize that having the luxury of wishing that I had those things back in my life proves that I have made the right choices, at least most of the time.
The biggest concern for me today outside of work is I am waiting for my replacement cell phone to arrive. The Pixel 2 XL was misbehaving, so Google is sending me a new one. If this new phone works as expected, everything is okay, and I move on with my life. If for some reason, the new phone does not meet expectations, I am ready to move back to an iPhone for a change of pace.
Observing life is a great way to spend time without being attached to every little thing. Try it sometime.