When is the last time you unplugged — really went off grid and checked the electronic umbilical cord at the door?
I am a blogger, a bit of a social media junkie, and a girl who has a total crush on her iPod. Don’t get me wrong, I love it all — but I own it. It does not own me. I once lived with out all of these things, and I know I could again. And I like it that way. As much as I love engaging with all of my devices and online outlets, I love the fact that I can turn off for a few days with nothing that buzzes, blips, rings, or requires a cord, and not think a thing about it.
I’m just back from 2.5 full days of electronic and media purge. I feasted on corn on the cob from the farmers marker, great face-to-face-conversation, and more fresh air and natural beauty than I have words for. Me the writer. Speechless.
Long walks in the woods, sitting on the dock watching the great blue herons fly and the sailboats pass me by. At night, bats swooped overhead, diving for their supper as I cooked mine. Butterflies and the smell of the bay. No matter what time of day or night, there was something amazing to see and hear. Senses in tune simply because I gave them the time and space to be.
I came back, and although happy to be home, I can’t help but think that unplugged girl has got the right idea. I must remember to let her take the reins more often…and for a lot longer.
See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru