K.I.S.S. me

I surrender.  I  have been outflanked by CNN and the 24 hour news cycle.  My inbox has been stealthily infiltrated by informational newletters .  I am in the trenches desperately trying to contain the essence slowly seeping from my life as an eternal barrage of information, apps, advertisements, and news advances upon my position.  Outnumbered and outgunned, I’ve come to believe that the only hope remaining for my sanity is a K.I.S.S.

K.I.S.S. or “Keep It Simple, Stupid,” has now taken it’s rightful place within my philosophical outlook and shall heretofore provide the standard against which all my activities and projects are measured.  Multi-tasking has been summarily dismissed in favor of simplicity, minimalism, and dissolution.  In this manner, I will step back from the brink of madness and learn to focus on those things I have come to realize matter most to me.

I know the path will be fraught with danger.  I accept that there will be many diabolical attempts to lead me astray.  I am prepared to forgo the psychological comforts associated with sentimental possessions in order to gain room to breathe, think, love and create.  Life is fleeting.  I refuse to spend another moment wishing for “more” when my salvation lies with “less.”

My journey in the company of my wonderful new mantra begins in earnest this very moment and leads forever into the sunset toward the promise of an uncluttered and organized existence.  K.I.S.S. me, you fool.  I’m ready to be free.

8 thoughts on “K.I.S.S. me

  1. runswithscissors42 says:

    Perfect! I may even follow your example. Maybe a K.I.S.S. culture will evolve with your lead. Curious though, does this mean our comments here go straight to file 13? If so, not sure why I’m writing this… unless it really is the thought that counts 🙂

  2. totallytawn, ali'i wahine says:

    The thought ALWAYS counts! And because I’m more than slightly egocentric, comments are always welcome and appreciated. And traveling companions are more than welcome – especially ones willing to keep me grounded and laughing. 🙂

  3. Snoring Dog Studio says:

    I started going through the mess of papers on my desk yesterday and realized I can’t possibly manage 2011 without getting a handle on all this information … I’m with you on this K.I.S.S. thing!

  4. totallytawn, ali'i wahine says:

    That’s the first thing I’m doing – going through the inbox and unsubscribing from all the things I don’t really read or I read every once in a while. Trying to just get through my email every day is like drinking from the fire hose.

  5. Bee says:

    After years of being a dedicated (and reasonably successful) multi-tasker, I am coming to some of these same conclusions. I CAN multi-task, and when I’m working two part-time jobs and raising two children, dedicated focus isn’t always an option. But if I’m really going to be successful at anything (or FINISH anything), I have to shift this mentality to single-tasking one way or another.

    Except laundry. I can’t fold laundry without watching Bones (or MI-5 or whatever TV show I am currently devouring on Netflix Instant Viewing). Laundry is not meant to be single-tasked.

  6. totallytawn, ali'i wahine says:

    Thank you, I like simple, too. Unfortunately, it’s a constant battle for me to tune out all the distractions. I’ll have to keep you up on how it’s working out. And Bee, I completely agree. I also consider folding laundry to be “mindless busy work meant to occupy my hands,” much like crochet, or marketing data entry.

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