At the beginning of each month, I pick 3Qs – a question, a quote, and a random Q – that I enjoyed or pondered over during the previous month. Here are KG’s 3Qs for June:
How can I avoid social media?
We spent the first week of the month on vacation, and for the first time in a long time, I took a real break. Between the work of starting a new business and the knowledge that I don’t usually turn it off while I’m away, I was intentional about leaving work at home. Of course, I took my laptop for client emergencies, but I made sure to close out everything I possibly could before leaving.
When we came home, I was excited to get to work, but I was not ready to get back on social media. My screen time was down 70% the week we were gone, and I felt every bit of it. I realized (again) that I didn’t miss social media at all, and the break was quite refreshing. So I spent most of the rest of the month trying to figure out how to avoid social media. Let me remind you that digital marketing is a big part of my job. It’s a balance, and I’ll have more thoughts coming in a blog soon.
“Silenzio Bruno.” – Alberto in the movie, Luca
This month meant three months in business. In my recognition of this, I posted about self-doubt on social media. I said: “To be honest, I have had many moments of self-doubt, especially in the middle of the night. I’ve always considered myself a self-confident person, but this has challenged my confidence like nothing I remember. Even as I experience victory, there is a darkness that likes to ask what I think I’m doing and question my talents. At those times, light comes in through two main ways: 1. Remembering I’ve been given small confirmations and significant gifts that leave no doubt that He’s with me and for me. 2. Supportive friends and family that ask questions, send encouragement, and speak truth.”
Later on in the month, I heard the phrase “Silenzio Bruno” in the new Disney Pixar movie, Luca. This is stated as Luca’s friend, Alberto, is encouraging Luca to ignore the “Bruno in his head” and to be brave and go for it. It’s a fun little saying to have in your pocket for when the self-doubt starts.
For the vacation I mentioned above, we went down to Disney. Every time I go, I think we’ve seen it all, and I think it will be our last time. But, Disney keeps creating, and we keep going because what they make is so very good and of the highest quality. Here are a few things that stood out this time:
- Toy Story Land: This place is an escape back to childhood with nods to your childhood toys and the favorite movie franchise. The Slinky Dog ride was surprisingly fast and fun; go ahead and wait in line for it.
- Star Wars Galaxy Edge: My son and brother were almost in sensory overload as they walked through this place. Crazy details and rides that make you feel like you are in the movies.
- On our last night, we closed down Magic Kingdom and walked away from the castle under the lights of Main Street. We looked up, and Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Pluto were waving goodbye to us. It was such a touching moment after seeing very few characters due to COVID precautions. They didn’t have to do that, but they did. That’s because Disney has quality so good that it’s magic.
June 2021, not sure how you went by so quickly. I wish you could have stayed a little longer.