Ice Breaker – Losing Track Of Time

losing time

My goal, with whatever I’m working on, is to lose track of time.

Ben Marcus

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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Question:  Which activities make you lose track of time?

My Answer:  Writing, reading, and watching movies are activities that make me lose track of time.  Even as I write this post, I find myself nearly unaware that I need to pick up my son from his weekly Boy Scouts meeting.  Lately, I’ve been reading Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott, and her writing is beautiful.  As I read her book, I find myself laughing, smiling, and even crying while the world around me continues to buzz along.  And most movies take me to a land that knows nothing of deadlines, pressure, and responsibilities.

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