I hate being late. I have always thought that being "on time" for something means being there at least 5 minutes early. I even left for church one time without my husband because if I'd waited, we were going to be late. I don't think he really believed my threat that I was going to leave without him until I actually did it.
Now, though, I have two young children and I am often running late, whether it is because I tried to get a few more minutes of sleep, took a longer shower because they were actually still asleep, we can't find shoes, etc. I often find that I leave the house later than I intended.
I also find, now though, as I have started blogging and reading blogs that I feel as if I am late to everything. There are so many great blogs to read and comment on, but by the time I finally can settle down and do so, it's days later and/or there are already 50+ comments on the blog. Or there is a topic that everyone is writing about but I don't because by the time I can gather my thoughts, it's been played out.
And Twitter! Everything moves so quickly on Twitter that it makes me feel like I am even further behind. I leave my computer for a couple of hours and come back to 100+ tweets, and I only follow 153 people at the time of this writing! I can't imagine what it is like for those who follow thousands of other Twitter users.
Is this because I am introverted and need time to think and process what I read about before I can come up with a coherent written thought? Or am I just on the outskirts of news and cultural relevance?
What about you? Do you like staying on top of all the fast-paced news? Do you thrive on it, or does it wear you out?