What’s app, y’all? I’m going down the app hole today and it’s not pretty. I’ll start with a confession.
I am a digital hoarder. My poor little iPhone is lugging around nearly 12GB of data and totes seventy-two apps. Is there an app for that? A twelve-step program? Probably not.
This problem boomed with every new phone equipped with more and more memory. And the app store promised a solution to every issue.
Want a better body? There are apps that will count everything from your heartbeats to the calories you scarf down after a run.
Want to keep up with current affairs?
Don’t. It’ll make you crazy.
But if you do…There’s an app for that.
Want to socialize? There’s party in every social media app.
I can never be bored with my world in my purse. Social media, books, podcasts, research, horoscopes, photos…an app for everything is just a click away.
But if there is always a screen to read, a video to watch, or a podcast to hear, when do you find the quiet space for your mind to play?
When our minds play they take us on wonderful adventures of what ifs. That quiet space is where problems are solved, big and small. The lull in life is where ideas speak to us in a whisper of what if. In that white space, our dreams take shape. In the still of our soul, we create.
There is no app for that.
Right now, I’m on a deadline and a digital diet to give my muse a quiet space to create. If I’m in a noisy place during my writing time, I put on my noise-canceling headphones and listen to Rain Rain’s ocean waves. I’m on the beach and my mind is ready and willing to hear the whispers from within.
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