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My goal for the new year

This year, I have one simple goal: to become reconnected to the real world through a more deliberate use of technology.

Technology is great, but the more I use it, the more I find I’m less observant of the beautiful world around me. In 2012, I’ll be working to reverse that trend. I’m not in any way shunning technology. I just want to use it in a more thoughtful way.

Here are a few tasks to help me get there…

  1. Listen more than I talk.
  2. Do more real life networking.
  3. Read more diversely, but subscribe to fewer blogs overall.
  4. Use my iPhone (and computer) less.
  5. Make more stuff.
  6. Spend more time outside.
  7. Take more intentional photographs. Meaning, actually focus on composition and purpose.

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