It’s been 15 years since I graduated high school. (That fact alone freaks me out) My least favorite classes: Chemistry, Biology, and all Math. Favorite ones: Art, pottery, weight lifting and history (only because my history teacher was a hippie and so cool.) One of my other favorite parts about high school, if I was in Chemistry and bored out of my mind, I could ask for a bathroom pass and escape for a little bit. Even if it was 5 minutes, it was 5 mins I didn’t have to listen to my teacher talk about molecules and the periodic table and all of that stuff that bored me out of my mind.
“Problem is, the bathroom pass can’t help you escape life. It’s still there when you come out. Problems and crap don’t go away hiding in the can.” ― Simone Elkeles
When asked to take a break from Facebook and Internet and television this week I thought, “Ok, this shouldn’t be too hard.” Famous last words right? By 12 o’clock Monday I had made all my business calls, read and made all my notes in Week 8 Master Keys, did my service for the week, and listened to my recordings. Needless to say the whole time I was jonesing to hop on the internet and do my usual “busyness”. It was like I was in high school again. Looking for that opportunity to escape. But, as the quote so eloquently states; Problems and crap don’t go away by hiding in the can.
I never realized just how much time is wasted, truly wasted. Every morning we get those 86,400 seconds. And this week, every one of my 86,400 seconds have been spent playing trucks with my son and making crashing noises, rediscovering how awesome it is to just put your favorite music station on and enjoy, and experimenting with new Paleo recipes. Not to mention all of my business stuff is completed by noon. My only escapes allowed are getting on the MKMMA site, twitter and this blog. Feels pretty freeing actually.
This trend will continue after the week is over. After all, who really wants to escape life if we have a choice to change it?