I swear I don’t know where this week as gone. It is Thursday already?
I went to bed last night before 8pm. Yes before 8pm. Actually we all went to bed early.
I think it is time for a family vacation. Only 3 weeks to go and I can’t wait.
One week with no computers. No work. Completely unplugged.
I know that while there I will miss checking email, facebook, blogs, etc…but I am really going to attempt to completely unplug for the week. While challenging it will be good for sure. It just sneaks up on you…how tethered we become to technology.
How I went from working on a computer. To having a blackberry and always “working’. Then facebook and blogs entered and I went from emailing with a few family and friends to be connected to so many more people. I love the connection. I love seeing old friends and their new families, I love reading about their adventures, seeing their kids grow up. Quick little comment connections daily…but it sucks you in. What starts as a quick check of the computer turns into a few hours later. Between work and life I spent most of the day plugged into one of the computers, an Apple product, or my blackberry.
I have made small steps in separation. You can now find me going out to lunch, the park, hikes, dinner….without any of those devices. My nightstand doesn’t always have them charging and available for a quick read when I can’t sleep. But when I look back on the day- so much time is spent with each of them…it is just crazy.
And I am not alone. TB is me times 2.
I actually silently wish technology hadn’t find my little slice of paradise. Used to be there was no Internet or cellphone access…so you really had to unplug, there was no choice. Now my blackberry will get service. There is satellite Internet. So staying connected is possible.
Yet my countdown begins today. 3 weeks and we will be unplugged!
Oh yeah – and we will be getting to spend lots of time with out feet in the sand, drinking rum and cokes, eating lots of good cooking and spending time with Nana and Grandpa 🙂
Doesn’t get much better than that, hope TB is ready.