While I technically grew up in the 80's, I've always considered myself a 90's kid. I have a deep appreciation for anyone that grew up in my generation. Technically we're generation X, although the line between X and Y (aka millenials) seems to be very much blurred.
One of the things I really appreciate about my generation is how we grew up in the age of technology, yet unlike our successors in Gen Y, don't seem to be consumed by it. At least, not as much.
You see, our generation still grew up in a time of handheld video games, the internet, and pagers (my code was 617, my birthday. I know, super cryptic), yet we also appreciated those things and didn't take them for granted. We still played tag outside, rode bikes without helmets, and caught spiders outdoors and kept them in glass aquarium tanks.
That last one might be specific to me.
The world is getting busier, and it's taking a lot more to cut through the noise of it all. That's why the job of a writer, I believe, is becoming more important than ever. Good writers need to be able to distinguish themselves from the noise, by crafting words that inspire, compel, and move people.
My first post of 2017 is apropos, as I renewing to myself a sense of commitment to appreciating the things I have, and, more importantly, fighting off my natural tendencies and urges to want more.
I've cleaned out my house, donated a truckload of my clothes to charity, and continue to cut things out of my life that serve me no purpose, or provide little to no value.
After 37 years on this earth, and watching how the digital age has affected our culture and society, appearing to evolve as quickly as I can blink, it's more important than ever to focused.
In short, I am copywriting my life. Editing out useless information/clutter, and focusing on what matters. I invite you to do the same.
*Editors note-(aka me) I know I've said this before, but I hope to blog a lot more often. Except now I'm simply going to write for me, and pretend no one's reading (shout out to my loyal follower(s). I'll be home for dinner mom). And hopefully that'll translate to some cool stuff coming up in the very near future.