I’m doing something different for this month of February. Not writing emails, texts, comments on social media, DMs, PMs, tweets, etc. All of my writing will be towards my books (and my clients’ edits & notes).
My parents, 85 and 94 spring chickens that they are, don’t email. They don’t use social media. They don’t text ten times to make sure anyone’s “on their way” or “almost here.” When they want to communicate, they pick up the phone.
So I’m trying that. Action, not typing needlessly. Focus, not dispersed reactions. Phoning if I need to say something. Letter writing, maybe a blog article or two, work, and my books. That’s more than enough.
If you’d like to join me, let’s share what we learn on March 1st. I’m calling this an “Old School Experiment”= OSE. In French that’s the present tense of the verb “oser”=”to dare.”
It’s going to be weird and hard, but it might be wonderful.