Future Challenge – Note to Self (Longhand or Keyboard?)

Challenge #21

It’s been a crazy week – way more things to do than hours to do them in, so I’m a tad late, and maybe that’s a sign that I need to slow down and kick it old school for a few days. I’ve been glued to the computer for too long.

There’s something relaxing for me about unplugging and just reading or writing – physically writing – some notes to myself. A shopping list of ideas or to-dos.  Random thoughts. Notes to a few friends who could use a lift. People to pray for. I don’t do that often enough, I think, and I suspect I’m not alone.

How reliant on digital tools are you, for organizing your thoughts and leaving yourself notes? Do you keep a journal? How often do you handwrite a note to a friend or family member?

Here’s your challenge – as you think of things you want to share with others, do you expect to sometimes slow down a bit and actually write those thoughts out, or (like more and more of us) do you think you will rely increasingly on blogging, email, social media, and instant messaging to communicate even your innermost thoughts? 

As part of my retirement theme,  I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!

If you’d like to share what you think, or post on it, that’s great – and I’d love it if you’d share those thoughts in a post or comment (please tag posts TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others can also see them.

If you choose not to share them, that’s fine too – but with any luck, you’ll still gain some insight on where you’re headed (or would like to be), and how you can get the most out of your own journey.

For my own take on this week’s challenge, see my post, The Lovely Habit of Writing a Journal or Letter – In Longhand.

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2 Responses to Future Challenge – Note to Self (Longhand or Keyboard?)

  1. SimplySage says:

    Truly a great idea for Thursday’s. I’ll keep that idea on the back burner and contribute some time. I do have a long hand journal I’ve kept for years. Haven’t written in it for awhile but still do once in awhile. My favorite place to journal now is in my comfy recliner. I confess I’m a blend of vintage/modern, though, in that I use an iPad with an Apple keyboard. It’s just really comfortable. Morning coffee joins me. 🙂


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