This week I have barely blogged. (For Me, that is haha) Typically I blog once a day, but this week I have blogged….twice? Once was a half-assed thrown together post (yesterday) that I wrote in the middle of feeling like CRUD. Other than 2 twitter chats I made sure to hang out on my iphone with – I’ve barely been on twitter. (Which also means I’ve been missing out on my favorite blogs, but I’ll catch up today on the drive to and from Sprinfield, VA! )
I unplugged so to speak. It wasn’t really intentional, sort of just happened and then once I realized it I went with it.
I have something to admit:
IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!
It really was awesome to just go about my day and not check up on anything. Instead of tweeting and reading blogs – I have read a book and a half (I started and finished the Hunger Games. Thanks again Jen and Josephine.!) They sent me a teaser e copy to check out. At that point I couldn’t put it off any longer. I had avoided reading the books, only because there was SO MUCH HYPE I was certain it would be a huge let down, like Twilight. I was wrong. I read the first chapter and was hooked. Went out the next day and bought the book. I finished it yesterday. (less than a week later).
We sort of live in a society (especially as bloggers) where we feel like if we miss what’s going on, in the online/social media world – we’ll be lost and out of touch forever.
Truth is, you’re missing someone talk about their day, their workouts, probably some pretty hilarious chit chat – but it will all still be there tomorrow, next week. Unplugging isn’t as scary as it sounds! It’s also INSANELY HEALTHY. I feel so refreshed after a few days of minimum communication online. I feel like after not serving you all slop, I’ll now have more interesting and fun posts to write!
What’s REALLY freaky – is that while writing this I looked up pictures (such as the one I found on pinterest, above) and realized tomorrow is National Unplugging Day. I HAD NO IDEA! That is kind of freaky hahaa.
Unplugging is healthy. Go outside, enjoy this gorgeous spring we are all having! Read a book, dance in the flowers, hike a local trail. Turn your phone off and log out of twitter…. Life will go on as regularly scheduled as soon as you want, but for now – enjoy a bit of freedom
Now, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! We are off to Springfield, VA for one of Zack’s shows (kick off of their April tour!! eee!! ) and potentially home, because my sister is having signs of LABOR!!!!!!! (she better have the little bugger before I go back to work on Monday! or wait until my next day off! ;P )
I promise to return to my regularly scheduled blogging next week!