Gaining Autonomy

Do you have everything you need to be more self-efficient in today's fast paced and complex world?

It feels like we are rushing into the future at a breakneck speed, hardly pausing long enough to appreciate what we already have before moving on to the latest newfangled gadget.

To truly be autonomous, all we need to do is let go of the need to always be in control, and simply live more independently. So how can we do that? 

I believe it starts with being less concerned with trying to control everything, and simply live and experience life as it unfolds around us, trusting and following our hearts.

Without realizing it at the time, my first major step towards being autonomous was moving out of my parents’ home and into my own apartment when in I was in college.

Webster’s dictionary definition of autonomy: existing or capable of existing independent

That sounds good but let me give you my definition: For me, gaining autonomy means, catching up to the 21st century.

Taking a quick inventory of the gadgets around my home, I realize that I already have some level of autonomy: two laptops, an all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, Wi-Fi, iPhone, SMART TV, and an iWatch.

While my car doesn’t have all the latest technology, it does have GPS, DVD player, cruise control, and a rear-view backing screen. It’s a great car and I love it. However, I know that in time, I will need to transition to a more autonomous and eco-friendly vehicle.

"In gaining autonomy, we will have more time for family, exercising, gardening, traveling, working, etc. Making our lives more enjoyable, effective, and efficient." - April Joy Manger

In the end, it’s all about what we do with the extra time that counts.

Every electronic device is or will soon become internet connected. Allowing us to communicate with anyone and anything, whenever and wherever we want.

Becoming tech savvy and fraud vigilant is also becoming more important, so we can prevent someone or something from hacking or scamming their way into our “internet of things.”

How do you feel about the autonomous future?

Are you ready to let go?

3 thoughts on “Gaining Autonomy

  1. Thank you as always for bringing a fresh perspective to your Blogs! I enjoy reading them.

    Have a fantastic day!!

    Thank you kindly,


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