I’ve been seeing a chiropractor since November due to some tingling and such in my arm and foot, not to mention a literal pain in my ass and horrible neck and shoulder tension. I think most of this can be attributed to the fact that I sit way too much and am glued to my computer most days. After my first adjustment I honestly felt like I was floating around. It was as if some vile stress demons were exorcised. I also realize that I need to make some lifestyle changes (like regular exercise) if I’m going to forever rid myself of back and neck pain.
Today my chiropractor asked me what some of my goals were for 2009. Whenever I can’t come up with anything quasi intelligent or meaningful I default to balance, although that is a pat and convenient response. There are a lot of things I’d like to accomplish this year which also happens to be THE YEAR I TURN 40 OH MY LORD. Lately I’ve had a lot of questioning along the lines of “What do I want to be when I grow up?” not to mention “Hey, I thought I was supposed to have it all together by 40, what the hell happened?”
Then she asked, “What does balance mean to you?” I thought for a second and told her I’d like to balance work and home life better. “Well what is one way you could accomplish that?” she asked. So I thought about it for a few seconds and said, “I’d like to stay off my computer more on the weekends and at night.”
Oh no I didn’t.
But yes I did.
“So why do you need to get on your computer at home at night? Do you just get bored and feel the need to go check your e-mail or something?” She asked if I felt like I needed to check work e-mail to make sure I wasn’t missing anything over the weekend. Clearly she was puzzled as to why anyone would log on to a computer from home outside of work.
And that’s when I realized I wasn’t even going to go into explaining the whole blogging thing because if you are completely unfamiliar with social media or even just at the base level, the desire to check your multiple e-mail accounts, then blogging would probably sound as crazy as “well I have all these little voices calling to me from the Internet and I must heed their call multiple times a day and have you heard of this thing called Twitter?”