Monday, 27 August 2007

Catching up

I am not a faithful news watcher even at the best of times, but during the summer, I almost never know what is going on. Once school lets out in June, we watch very little television. We also don't get a newspaper and it never occurs to me to read the headlines online.

This morning I thought about the world and realized I had no idea what was going on around me. I sometimes get so caught up in being mom and wife, babysitter and church member, I forget there is a whole other world out there. Tonight I sat down to fold laundry and turned on a newscast. To be honest, I didn't feel like I had missed anything in the two months when I didn't keep up with the latest stories. There is still tragedy and disaster all around. There are still the heartwarming human interest stories.

Really, I should take more interest in the world around me. If I pay more attention, it will only help my writing as I pick up more ideas from the stories within the stories. I guess I need to find a good online news service to send me the headlines everyday. And then I actually have to read them.


Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Stephanie paying attention to what is going on around the world does help to write more timely works. It also helps us, as Latter-day Saints, to stay abreast and realize what we must be doing in our own lives and homes to not only spread the gospel, but to make a difference in our little corners of the world.

Josi said...

folding laundry in front of the news is about all I can stand most of the time as well. the most important world to be aware of is the one within your own four walls. I wouldn't knock yourself, just keep mating those socks once a week or so :-)

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I try to keep a fine balance of both. I tend to watch more news in the winter when it is too cold to go outside. For the most part, the news is too depressing.

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