THE FIRST YEAR

“Learning to do things with patience, and without any expectations; to do things slowly, and just for the sake of doing them. That’s one of the hardest lessons to learn, and one that a person could spend their entire life trying to get their head around.”

UNFOLLOW

“Whenever I see anyone I’m following on a given social network celebrating their follower count, I unfollow them.”

“Why?”

“Because there’s enough hubris in my own life; there isn’t space for anyone else’s. That and, if I continue this practice long enough, there’s the hope that I’ll unfollow everyone and regain my freedom.”

“You could just unfollow everyone right now.”

I laughed. “No, it doesn’t work that way. It’s more akin to tattoo removal than erasing a whiteboard.”