I used to LOVE him when he was out a few years ago. I’m glad to see he’s coming back with some music. His new mixtape, M.I.A. The Lost Pages, should be dropping today. I like this track, and I’m optimistic about the rest of the project. We’ll see what happens later!
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
”—1 Corinthians 13: 11-13 (New Living Translation)
I’m taking a course on new media. When I saw the syllabus I got super excited because I mean…I’m a budding PR pro in the middle of this tech-heavy wonderland and I LOVE IT.
HOW-EV-ER. There’s this new assignment. A “new media fast.” For twenty-four hours between yesterday/today and next Tuesday we’re supposed to give up new and social media. Twenty. Four. Hours.
The email from my teacher reads:
We want you to take the No New Media Pledge for a day (sometime between now and class on Tuesday). What would it mean? For a full 24 hours, you would abstain from all new media. No texting. No email. No chat. No logging into or putting mobile status updates on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. No YouTube views, podcast listening. No iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, etc. Record your thoughts in a notebook using ye olde paper and pen.
*sigh* I didn’t think I was that reliant on technology … but this is crazy! The email does say that it’s not a required assignment but I may make an attempt.
But this is like … no ANYTHING for an entire day. Virtually impossible because of the work that I do … everyday.
After two days spent in some inexplicable funk and a much-needed talk with who seems to be one of the few people I can legitimately call a friend, I’m good again.
I’ve come to terms with where I am in my life and where I want to be, with a few more brainstorming sessions necessary, and am content there … for now.
I needed to separate what is from what I wanted. So now it’s strictly business. What I have with one person just won’t function with another right now, and that should be fine. Right?
Anyway, that’s where I am. And I’m sure my vague and probably fragmented ramble leaves anyone reading this with no clue whatsoever as to what I’m talking about, but that’s fine, too. I just needed to vent and ramble.