The Value of Unplugging
As my dedicated followers may have noticed, I haven’t been writing as much in the past few weeks. I have been graduating from college and moving to a new city, which sadly leaves little time for the blogosphere.
Even though I have been incredibly busy, it was nice not to be tethered to my computer. I often feel like my computer is an extension of me, but by stepping away (there were several days when I didn’t even touch my computer!), I realized that not only can I live without technology, but which technologies actually make my life easier.
My BlackBerry allowed me to received all my important emails (moving is hard!) without using my computer. I had all my podcasts and music on my iPod for entertainment on the airplanes. And really, that’s about it.
I didn’t read my blogs, didn’t watch much TV, didn’t surf Facebook. The freed time allowed me to read, connect with friends and just clear my head. Even though I love technology and am constantly trying to add more into my life, there is a world beyond it and stepping away make you appreciate technology even more.
With all that said, I feel like I don’t know what’s going on in the world (Kim and Reggie?!) and I am very happy to be plugging in again. You can look forward to more from me in the upcoming days and weeks!