So by now, most of you know that I went to visit my 7 grandkids & 2 oldest stepdaughters/hubbys this past weekend. We were there from Saturday until Tuesday morning. Way too short a visit but I will take it!!! I chose to unplug from all social media – I did not do email, Facebook & rarely checked Instagram. I did not post anything at all while I was there. The phone came out strictly to take pictures, delete emails that came through & were not important at the time & make/receive phone calls not related to social media stuff. 🙂
What did I learn from this:
1. IT FEELS AMAZING!!!!! 🙂
2. I miss the people but not the social media. I wish there was a way to be connected to all the wonderful people I know via social media but in person! Not feeling tied to it was freeing! I am also slow at it so it is a huge time suck for me – EXCEPT THAT I LOVE THE PEOPLE! There is so much more time to live in the present & experience without feeling the obligation & need to check it all the time. I wish I could take the wonderful people with me into the non social media life!
3. It really has made me think about how to live my life going forward – LOTS & LOTS OF THINKING STILL GOING ON! If I made money at social media, it would be different, but I don’t make any money at this.
4. No matter what I decide to do in the future, unplugging is going to happen more often for sure. I know this will transfer to fewer people stopping by here or my other social media accounts but that is OK by me. It is worth it based on my learning experience from this past weekend.
So…. I will keep ya posted as I think more on this learning process. Have not gone anywhere yet BUT definitely has me rethinking priorities. Posting will most likely be less as well.
A few more pics from the weekend & I will share more over time. 🙂
We have 3 bdays in September up there so a joint celebration!!! That cute dog is Oreo the neighbor dog & LOVES the kids & the kids love him! “Nana Jody” in Frisbee mode! That’s me throwing. Oldest grandson, oldest stepdaughter & middle stepdaughter at a local amateur baseball game. OMG – got caught in a freak wind/rain storm on our walk home – it was crazy!!!!!
One of the grandsons makes amazing sugar cookies! They were small so I might have had to eat a few to reach the size of one of my head size cookies from home! 😉 I also had some amazing molasses cookies – pics over the weekend! 🙂 Me & oldest grandson on the train ride we took into the mountains. It had a cast on there doing a cute show – so fun!!!!!! That is my oldest stepdaughter, her hubby, the kiddos & the cast. Last pic is the grandkids on our way home from a walk.
Have you ever completely unplugged? How did it feel? Did you make changes in life based on that unplugging?