We’ve been back in our house a little over two weeks. During that time, we haven’t had a microwave. That doesn’t seem like a big deal. Really, it hasn’t been that much of a deal. It’s actually been kind of nice. You are probably wondering why in the world I’m writing a post about “life without a microwave.” Here’s why…
It’s caused us to slow down a little bit. By that, I mean that we can’t rush all of the time. I’ve had to make Rotel, warm up hot fudge, and reheat all of our leftovers on the stovetop. Those are things you would normally put in the microwave. But while I stood there, stirring those dishes on top of the stove, it reminded me to take things a little slower. To enjoy the moments where I just get to stand there and think… without having to rush.
Is any of this making any sense? I feel like I’m just rambling on and on. Another thing I haven’t been able to find (I know it’s here somewhere) is my hair straightener. By not having it, it’s allowed me to simplify my morning routine and not worry so much about if my hair is stick straight. I’ve actually been less stressed and rushed feeling in the mornings without a straightener. It’s the same thing with the microwave. I’ve felt less rushed without throwing something in the microwave and woofing it down.
This may be the shortest and stupidest post I’ve ever written or may ever write. But I want to challenge you to do something. Please promise me you’ll take me up on it. Take away one modern day convenience (mainly an electronic one) for just one week. Maybe the television (or the remote to the television)… maybe your hair dryer… maybe the microwave… maybe your tablet or e-reader… maybe Facebook or Pinterest… maybe the dishwasher. Please don’t quit using water. We don’t want you to get sent home from work because you stink. At the end of the week, reflect and see if you’ve had to slow down and stop rushing because you lived one week without a . Leave me a comment below to tell me if you are accepting my challenge. And if so, what are you going to give up for one short week?