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Connectivity issues

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Well, this is embarrassing. Last time I posted on this blog was in January. It’s not that I don’t have ideas. I have lots of ideas I want to write about but I never find the time.(“cough”) That’s a lie. I use my time on other matters. Like social media or Netflix for example.

I admit I have a love-hate relationship with my smartphone and social media. On one hand I love how useful they can be to reach out to people and stay connected. On the other hand I hate how much time I waste on it. Because the thing is that you are always connected so people can reach out to you any time, literally, ANY time. And the other way around. This stresses me out. My FOMO* is big, guys, very big.

Although I like to know what’s going on I don’t like being a servant of technology. People say is all about self control but I feel this is a dangerous addiction not easy to cure. I installed an app on my phone that tells me how many hours a day I spend on it and which apps I use the most. The average time I use my phone is between 1.5 & 3 hours a day, screen unlock around a 100 times a day and app frequency more or less 180 times a day. That’s not “bueno”. I know. I also realised that every time I spend a couple of hours away from my phone or a day away from social media I feel very happy and peaceful.

That’s why I decided that I need a change. I need to turn things around and convert social media and technology into my servants to help me be more creative. So I will start the #animationMondays challenge**.Every Monday I will post a short animation on social media until Christmas (for now). I want this to help me improve my animation skills and to hold me accountable for animating more.You can follow me on Vine, Twitter & Instagram.

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment. I love your comments. Write to me baby 😉 Have a wonderful week 🙂

Anna

*Fear Of Missing Out

** My friend and scriptwriter Ana gave me this idea. You can check her #writingfridays challenge on her Instagram @galerabai and Twitter @annagalera

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KAL Knitting along

A KAL is a Knit Along project that a bunch of knitters start at the same time. They share their progress, they thoughts, their questions. My sister who is an amazing knitter and blogger has set the start for this KAL tomorrow the 11th of January 2016.

You can check her blog here: http://enerbyknits.blogspot.co.uk

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These are the colours that I chose for this KAL

I will share my progress.I’m very excited about this project. I found amazing how crafts bring people together. I’ve had the most amazing times while sharing crafty moments with friends, colleagues or people I just met. I’m planning to join a knitters club here in Ealing, or, as they say a “Stitch and bitch” group and see how it goes.

For now I’m knitting on my commute and on my lunch breaks 🙂