So, Millie has been sick the last few days, and I’m fairly certain it was stress induced. Since I work from home, she’s used to having me around basically 24/7 (I live to serve my dog). This past week, I had to go out of town overnight. It JUST SO HAPPENED that she got sick while I was away. Coincidence? I think not. She definitely gets her flare for the dramatics from me. I’m a theatre kid! What can I say?
Anyone else always jump to WORST CASE SCENARIO with illness? I blame WebMD (or PetMD, in this case). I was convinced she had some sort of tapeworm that was going to require surgery and what if she didn’t make it through. Honestly, how do people do it with kids? I’m going to be a mess.
Anyway, today was the first day she was back to normal, so I took her to the park. If you missed it, you can read about my recent discovery of the dog park here. I have the best time watching her. It’s a good reminder for me to get out, get fresh air, tear away from my screens for a moment, and enjoy simpler things. It reminds me of being a kid in the spring.
Recently, Mike and I were talking about how our childhoods were so much simpler than kids today. Does that make us old? I think so, but whatever. Any 90’s babies out there? Yes, we had Instant Messenger, but it wasn’t portable. There was “computer time” and then there was “everything else” time. The closest things we had to social media were MySpace and LiveJournal, but even those platforms were in an awkward and useless beta phase.
I don’t really envy kids growing up in the age of social media, and I sometimes wonder how we’ll manage it with our kids. I feel like summer bike rides and sidewalk chalk are a thing of the past.
On a scale of 1-10, how badly am I dating myself with this post?
Regardless of age, we’re all glued to social media at this point. The question is: how do we find balance? How can we get the best of what social media has to offer without losing sight of the things that truly make us feel alive? Like… fresh air and sunshine and stepping in dog sh*t.
I think it just takes mindfulness and practice. It’s not easy, but it’s possible. How did you break away from your screens today? Anyone get any shopping done?!
Nothing says spring to me like crisp white tops and denim. It’s such a clean look, and you can shop it here!