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Sunday, February 10, 2013

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What do you do in your spare time? I normally am on my iPod on social media. My sister is always glued to her iPod and searching Pinterest. But this past Thursday I got to spend some time with some other homeschooled girls. We visited for about an hour and a half while we worked on knitting squares to then make a quilt to give to our community. We talked about different things such as books, movies, and school. So I asked them what they did in there spare time and one of them said she works on her crocheting. Another said she reads. They both said they liked to read classics and the oldest one said she has read all of Shakespeare's books and poems. Now here I am spending my free time on an iPod and they are reading and knitting, actually making good use of their time. I barely could keep up with the conversation! Yes, they are older than me , but that's no excuse. I realized I have fallen into the trap of brainwashing myself with social media. And I am sure I am not the only one. My History teacher said that when he was my age his teacher told him to not waste his time starring at a TV but instead pick up a book. So that's what he did. He even read Encyclopedias just for fun! I want to be a person who makes use of her time and takes advantage of the sources around her. One that tries to get the highest score on a test/quiz instead of on Angry Birds. One who is on Google instead of Facebook. I want to be able to go a day without my electronic with no problem. Think of all the great inventors Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, Alexander Graham Bell. This people weren't just born a geniuses. They decided to be one. All it took was curiosity and them using the magnificent brain that God gave us. I have just been thinking about this things lately with technology and education. I hope you got something out of my rambling thoughts this Sunday Afternoon.

Have a great day,
Brooklyn

3 comments:

  1. Hey, Brooklyn! I just stumbled across your blog and want to say that I'm impressed. :)

    I totally get what you're saying here and have struggled with this occasionally myself. I used to always read in my free time, but now I find that I spend much more time on social media. While some of that can be good (connecting with friends, connecting with bloggers, etc.), sometimes it's just time to set it all aside and pick up a book! And I'm with you - I would love to be able to go a whole day without anything electronic and it's no big deal. The problem is that my job is all online, too. I did "unplug" back at Thanksgiving and it was very good. I'm thinking I'm going to do it again at Easter, too. :)

    So, I know this is a few weeks old - have you read any books between then and now? Have you unplugged a bit? I'd love to hear about it. :)

    Oh, and if you'd like to know more about me, you can check out my brand new blog - taryndimartile.com.

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    1. Hi, Taryn! Yes, I have read some books since then. I am kind of ashamed to say that it is a chessy, romance book titled Learning by karen Kingsbury. It is a series and is the second out of four books. I do like that Karen Kingsbury is a Christian author and plan to read more of her books. But I have also been reading some of Robert Frost's poems that I got from my public library. And as soon as I finsih the Bailey Flanigan series I am going to do some serious reading of classics! I have done a lot more knitting. I have not completely "unplugged" just because a lot of the people I talk to rather text then talk on the phone. But I have definetley "tugged on the plug". Haha

      I also wanted to say that I did look at your blog and I love Sapphire Samantha Sabrina Starr! For a short time I wanted to be an author when I was little but that kind of faded. I have found that I really do enjoy to write though. Not as an author of a book but I do hope that this little blog will grow and become a way that God can work in others lives. :)

      I am really glad you found my blog and it was nice to "meet" you!
      Hope you have a wonderful day!

      ~Brooklyn Mae

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