Wire"LESS" Weekend 7 comments


Please forgive me BAW readers for not posting last Thursday and Friday. Hubby, The Deuce and I left Louisiana for 4 days to visit Destin, Florida. I brought my laptop with me and planned to write posts and work on my novel. Well I’ve told you before what happens when I plan… The hotel where we stayed had all kinds of amenities that made The Deuce very happy. But the WiFi was spotty at best. This forced me to UNPLUG. The eye-opening thing that happened was I managed to really enjoy myself without social and print media.

We went to the beach and The Deuce played in the gorgeous blue-green water of the Gulf of Mexico. No muddy Mississippi River water there. He rolled around in bright white sand. And so did I! I didn’t bring any magazines or books or even my phone while we were on the beach. I gave my son all of my attention.

 

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I did bring my phone when we hung out at the pool or grabbed something to eat. I wanted to capture some of the moments on camera and video. I spent a few moments on Twitter to reciprocate sharing. But that was it! I let e-mails, phone calls, text messages, etc. marinate and simmer. I didn’t even “check-in” on Facebook when we arrived. It was nice.

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During our trip, Hubby and I hung out with a group of colleagues and I was asked what kind of work I did repeatedly. I have stumbled when asked this question in the last year. Without hesitation I told them that I am a writer. I explained that I am working on a novel and will be self-publishing it by August 1st via Amazon. And there it was. Said out loud over and over this weekend. I put it out into the universe. It will afford my family the opportunity to take more unplugged trips.

 
 

Are you vacationing this Summer? If so, where?

How do you unplug?


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7 thoughts on “Wire"LESS" Weekend

  • anothercleanslate

    It is hard to do- I am impressed! I'd love to totally unplug sometime soon- especially if its at a pool or beach!

    • BeingAWordsmith

      You just gotta let go sometimes. I know we talked about that before. Hope you are feeling better.
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  • rxfitnesslady

    Awh, I'm so glad you focused on Deuce! I loved this little snippet you shared.

    I despise people always trying to size you up by finding out what you do. That question annoys me because they always seem to blurt it out instantly. People are so judgmental! Anywho, I'm glad you are proud to state that you are a writer and I can't wait to see your book!

    • BeingAWordsmith

      I spend so much time on my laptop. It was refreshing to just walk away from it. I almost didn't go back at all. Thanks Joi!
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