Since only about three people read my blog regularly (Thanks, Jane and Madilyn! Andrew- where are you?), I didn’t call ahead to let everyone know I was taking a few days off to rest over Spring break. Well, more than a few days- 13 to be exact. In that 13 days, I also took time away from twitter and FaceBook, and other computer-based activities. It was nice at first, having some extra time to pursue other adventures. Soon, however, the familiar pangs of withdrawal set in- the constant wonder of what is happening in cyberspace; knowing that I am no longer connected to other people, no longer able to read what exciting things are happening in the lives of the cool people I am friends with, or the innovative ideas published by the creatives I follow. I was uncomfortable knowing my Google reader was filling up with new releases of my favorite blogs, news spots, and book releases. Finally, it was too much to bear, and I snuck to the computer late one night…
I didn’t log in.
I found that as I committed to other activities, my cyber life took a back seat, and we enjoyed an awesome Spring break! Remodeling our guest bath, shooting our custom bows, dreaming in HGTV, an evening with sweet Jane at a local bed and breakfast…. I found that life unplugged, at least for a while, was necessary. And while I look forward to catching up, I am now struggling with being so far behind in my cyber life. On the other hand, I am much more relaxed and content as I wade through my Google reader account.
Surely, life is good!
From what do you need to unplug- and spend a necessary break?