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ME TIME: Escape in the Park
There are times when I need and want to step away from the computer. I do this for a variety of reasons. My kids are involved in lots of activities.
However, because of the nature of my business, I still need to be connected and the way that I can do this is with my Windows Phone.
A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE
I pick the kids up in carpool and head to soccer…ballet…gymnastics…tennis…Scouts. I sit there and wait while they do their activities.
I have a 15 minute conference call about an upcoming blogger campaign. I send out some Tweets and continue a conversation started on Twitter earlier in the day. I post a few recent pictures of my kids on Facebook.
Many times, inspiration strikes while I am watching my son get his weekly tennis lesson. I open the WordPress app and draft a quick blog post that I can finish later at home or post right then on my blog.
I am having pictures taken of my kids so I try to coordinate outfits. I have been able to get some great items on eBay because being mobile means I can scoop in at the last second to win an auction. I shop on many deal sites and love to see what kinds of offers they have.
I am hosting an event here in Atlanta and need to add a few more invitees to the list. That is easy to do on my phone and takes just minutes.
I need to pay a few bills online, plus pay some invoices from bloggers I hired for a recent project. I just tap the app for my bank and in less than five minutes, I am done.
I need to go grocery shopping. I open Evernote to add a few more items to my shopping list and then I share the list with my husband to see if he needs to add anything.
TAKING TIME FOR ME
I scrap all the work plans and take a little time for myself.
I read a few chapters of my latest thriller on the Kindle app.
I look for cute shoes on one of the many store apps that I utilize on darn near a daily basis.
I play some Angry Birds. I work out an Expert level Sudoku puzzle. I challenge myself to a few brain-training games.
I can do all this and more from a park bench. Here is my view from the bench today:
MAKING LIFE EASIER
Of course it is from a park bench because shouldn't life be like that? It makes me love my life and my job even more!
My life is infinitely easier because of my Widows Phone. I use it for everything. But because I can be more connected digitally away from home, I find that I am more connected as a parent no matter where I am. And that’s the best part of all.
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