This episode reminded me of what is coming:
Yes. Busy May is a thing. I have a work conf in CA and there are 99 jillion school events and invitations. Yesterday I received an email with dates of A + C’s “bridging ceremonies” – kind of like graduations to the next Montessori level (and two separate dates . . . le sigh).
I have had a child at the school for 4 years now (started with G, then C, then 2 years all 3) but this will be our first bridging experience. C bridges from Lower Elementary (grades 1-3, all together) to Upper Elementary (grades 4-5). A bridges from Upper Elementary to Middle (grades 6-8).
Anyway, great to send the dates (though more notice would have been awesome) but no times were given yet. Some of us might need to move patients (or podcast recording sessions, or anything else). NEED A HEADS UP!
Rant over. But I am bracing myself . . . this episode was a good reminder but also encouragement to make other things easy in the midst of a more chaotic season. (It also made me really side eye C’s recent commitment to a 4 day/week lacrosse clinic for 2 weeks in May but . . . oh well.)
I finally recorded my screen time BLP ep yesterday.
I hope it came out okay. The first part was great – two listeners shared accounts of what it felt like to move on (either completely or mostly) from screen-centered pursuits + social media. Loved sharing these stories ! But the rest felt emotional and ranty, honestly — not my usual mood when I hit the microphone.
I am sad that people (including at times myself) have spent such a significant fraction of their lives staring at social media (or an angry comments section, or polarizing YouTube, etc).
I am sad that my kids have to content with this in addition to all of the OTHER challenges of being pre-teens/adolescents/young adults.
I am sad/freaked out that even though I am FULLY aware that it isn’t how I personally want to be spending my time, when I’m super stressed or tired the first thing I want to do is still scroll (no IG/FB etc so it’s usually Reddit, strava, or compulsive email checking. I still hate it.)
Anyway. Warning you all in advance, I guess!
Here are my initial notes . . . which are analogue in this case though I ultimately wrote my outline in Apple Notes as I always do 🙂