Sushi is gross. Period. In my 31 days of being Unplugged, it was the 3rd time I’ve tried it, and it makes me squirm.
Poor Dr. G, it’s his favorite food.
RANDOM…Wait..this does have a point.
Part 1 and Part 2’s conclusions seem pretty obvious, right?
Most things can WAIT. Most THINGS can wait.
We notice MORE when plugging in LESS.
Easy Breezy, right? It’s not like any of this would be considered profound. My third revelation is no different, in fact, it was the most subtle of them all. All brought together by sushi of all things…
#3: I have convictions, and I control how these convictions are shaped.
Bear with me as I pull this together, www.
There are certain things that cross my mind during the day:
Colored Jeans (I have them in red…)
Chevron Pillows (freshly sewn in burnt orange)
Downtown Abbey (Season 3 starts WHEN?)
Camel leather messenger bags
Justin Bieber….wait, that doesn’t really cross my mind…
None of these things are bad, in fact – many of them are CRUCIAL to my survival during this (Great/Rewarding/Empowering) Med School experience. I have been exposed to these awesome things thanks to Netflix, Target.com, Pinterest, etc. – but all of that had was going away for my UnPlugged experiment. This was tough for me. I like chatting it up with the best of them about the latest craze! But, I dropped my exposure to all of it.
After 31 days of being away from all, I came back to AZ . Dun. Dun. Dun!
I was gasping at horrific floral printed skinny jeans, sad that side braids were starting to fade, and miffed that the Country Countdown had brand new songs (I’m the sing-a-long type).
Then it dawned on me. I am being manipulated into coming to certain opinions or convictions about things.
Conviction is a strong word, especially when chatting about wardrobe choices, but I know it could bleed in to more intense choices. Being constantly pressured with images of the IN thing, we don’t often have time to create our own opinion. Maybe it’s trivial like Colored Skinny Jeans (yes we capitalize things we LOVE!) – or of a more serious nature, like Politics – the bottom line is still the same:
We will be influenced.
LifeUnplugged gives us a chance to breath, ponder (like Part 2!), and sort out our true feelings about things. Big or small.
Back to Sushi.
I so desperatly WANT to love Sushi. It’s colorful, beautiful to photograph, and makes me feel cultured when it sits in front of me. Sadly, reality strikes, and I think it is gross. Slimy-nasty-gross. Me deciding I didn’t like Sushi didn’t happen because I Unplugged for 31 days, but it certain sparked this idea of HOW our convictions are shaped.
See, I said it wasn’t random.
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