I scribbled this out a few weeks ago, but never posted it for some reason.
But today in my pursuit of soul calm I’ve found the need to allow myself to enjoy the things I have or just like but don’t need. So here’s a ramble on something I am enjoying lately. Besides chocolate and newborn snuggles. :)
I have a desk and computer.
For the last three years I have been blogging almost primarily from an iPad. Every now and then I would go format something specifically or upload pictures from a desktop, but as the wordpress app improved I’ve needed to use the desktop even less.
But as I’ve begun posting more wordy things and actually want to work at being a better writer I’ve felt the limitations of the iPad.
And then when the wordpress app started crashing every other line it became even more frustrating.
Yesterday I remembered Israel had an old laptop that does not function well enough for his software engineering needs. (Something about a 20 minute battery life and being 4+ years old makes it pretty useless when you work in tech). But would work absolutely grand-like for my word-processing and blogging needs.
So here I am typing on a laptop for the first time in a long time. (since about 2011, early 2012, maybe?)
It feels weird, but also official.
And fairly conducive to words.
Granted I am pretty tied to my desk now…but really when all I want to do is sit down and write that might just be a good thing.
Focus here. Focus there. but not on all the things and apps like on the iPad.
A desk. And a computer.
It feels helpful and hopeful for accomplishing and reaching these quiet goals that tell secrets to only me.
I am blogging everyday this October on the theme of Soul Calm. I want to take the dust of the day and sift it through my fingers. I want to see beauty, drink peace, and rest in calm assurance. Let the dust drift away, seen and unseen, beautiful, maybe, but not mine to keep. I hope it blesses you. You can find the collection of Soul Calm posts here: