The newest epic read, or listen?
I laughed out loud so much during her read.
People in the gym would stop me just to ask what had me laughing and grinning so much.
Today, I finished it...in my car.
That has significance as the last chapter goes.
That last chapter was titled The Robots Will Kill Us All: A Conclusion.
It's both funny and sad, because everything she said was true.
This article from Acculturated sums that chapter up perfectly, with great excerpts.
It hit me deep, maybe because we have been enjoying unplugging so much.
Perhaps, it's all the ugliness that I see on social media lately.
I find myself logging out of apps that used to be constantly turned on with notifications popping up all day which I eagerly checked. All. Day. Long.
Not so much anymore.
It's bad enough that I am chained to a job that I hate through the phone, texts, and emails where they can find me 24/7. My body goes into anxiety and panic mode each time that flat rectangle vibrates. The past few weeks, I fight back the urge to vomit.
Well, yes, this is an indication that I probably need to cut it.
After almost 26 years, I am completely fried.
Why don't I?
It's the part of me that's grateful. As, I've spouted so many times before: I get to work from home. I don't have to battle a commute.
Just as I was typing that, the haunting vibration just happened, and yet, another email arrived changing how they want things done for the ump-teenth time in the past two weeks.
I'm too old to have things change every seven days, or so, and have to redo work, over, and over, and over, and over...
I am longing for other loves.
To live life.
I'm tired of being stuck behind this screen on my ass, until it becomes numb, hurting because everything is 'rush', 'we need it now', 'it's due tomorrow.'
I have cancelled appointment upon appointment because I am stuck with looming deadlines, panic, and dread of not completing the ever changing, so never completed projects.
I really need to make decisions.
Everything I read says take the plunge. Go with your gut. The things you want are on their way.
Plus, I would just like to have time to sweep the floors and walk outside lately.
To jump or not.