I’ve set the Screen Time feature on my gadgets. 8am to 8pm is plenty of time to have internet access.
I’m a new person.
It’s been a week now and my mind is in a completely new space. Mornings are fresh and spacious. No checking, no responding. They now include a mix of longer dog walks, meditation, stretches in the garden. I’m reading again and have finished two books in 4 days. (I highly recommend Isabel Allende’s Daughter of Fortune)
I’m the kind of reader who can easily sit for hours if it is a good book. Yesterday I had an errand in San Francisco to run and I couldn’t wait to get on BART so I could READ!
When I returned to my car at the BART station, the sun had warmed the interior so nicely that I reclined my seat and began to read. Allende can tell a story like no other. I was deep in her words. Occasionally I’d look up to see someone get in their car and drive off. I was in no hurry. The lot was still full and there was plenty of daylight.
“I am free now.”
The last line on the final page that Eliza, the main character of the novel speaks. I looked up and saw the parking lot had thinned out.
Yes. Freedom to start a new chapter in life.