No more phone calls

Last Friday was my last day at my job.

This is good news and bad news.

Good news: no more annoying phone calls.

Bad news: no income.

More bad news: taking annoying phone calls is the only thing I have any real experience doing.

I want to work for myself.  That’s going to be difficult.  I have no experience.

I’m going to have to get another job.

Not a phone job, though.

I avoid the news

I used to obsess over the news.  I’d check the Drudge Report multiple times a day.  I’d read all kinds of news articles all the way through.

I was miserable.  My wife told me I spent too much time reading the news.

I stopped going to the Drudge Report.  I checked the news less.

I started feeling better.  But still not great.

I find that I feel better if I don’t check the news at all.

Watching the news is depressing.  I gives a skewed view of the world.  It’s almost all negative.  Sometimes there will be a positive story thrown in.  But most good news doesn’t get reported.

If you’re a news junkie, try avoiding the news for 30 days.  If anything really important happens you’ll still hear about it.  See if you don’t feel better.