Adventure 213 ~ The Big Distraction Project [Day 5]

5 days into The Big Distraction Project, I am not just surviving : I am thriving!

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 210 ~ The Big Distraction Project [Day 2]

Okay, I’m owning up : the radio silence is becoming a little uncomfortable. Yes, it’s completely true : I’ve been fabulously productive over the last 2 days, but I am starting to feel a little cut off from the world.

Today, I managed to craft a curriculum vitae to submit with my manuscript to the next agent on my list. The process made me smile (I haven’t written one of these since 1997) and I’ve produced a single-page document that is a complete reflection of who I am : I squeezed my whole life onto an A4 sheet of paper!  I wanted to share the experience… not necessarily with the whole world but definitely with some of my friends with whom I’d normally have daily contact via a Facebook group.

I emailed them, but it’s not the same. There is something alive and connecting about social media; not all of it but certainly some of  it.

So, it seems that behind my “distraction” lies a sense of disconnection. I might need a bit of time to process this : I work largely on my own with a transitory client-base. So I ask myself, is social media a distraction for me or does it, in fact, perform an important function for me? Does it provide me with colleagues and a lively working environment?

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT