Staying Connected in a Disconnected World -Daily Quote

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I love sitting in my writing spot, stringing words together. A laptop offers astounding flexibility. In better times it allowed me to recreate my office at coffee shops. Today I commandeer a corner in my hotel lobby, or the front seat of my car, calling them my alternate working space. Still, I find myself with odd minutes of downtime, when firing up the laptop is unwieldy or inappropriate. It is then that I turn the phone to capture notes, recording stray thoughts, and reminders of brilliant insights I do not want to forget.

The miracle is the ability to eke productivity from lost moments and harness the power of an otherwise wasted ten or fifteen minutes to write. Without a laptop, I no longer need to carry notebooks or worry about pens with no ink. I use my phone to my advantage. It is always by my side.

My laptop and my phone are my lifelines. Technology connects me and almost makes me feel like I am not alone. I join groups, classes, and lectures that keep my mind engaged and think of something other than the confinement. I collaborate on video conference calls and work in tandem with distant partners. Friends and family members smiling faces fill my screen. They dance and share their dinner hours. I long for their hugs, and the yearning fuels a fresh story.

How does technology improve your life?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

7 thoughts on “Staying Connected in a Disconnected World -Daily Quote

  1. somehow the world provides what we need when we need it. Similarly technology has been such a gift these days and for sure in the days to come too. We are all finding new ways to adapt and use it to the best. One way I am truly appreciating it is it’s helped me keep an eye on my elderly mother.

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    • It is amazing to realize that in the past, moving across the country might mean you would never see the ones you left behind ever again. Letters were the only form of communication. Yes I’m thankful for technology that lets us see each other whenever we want. 💕

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