Unplug and Recharge
For most of us our schedules have us continually plugged in. If we are not busy with work, family and writing, we are busy with social networking. With everything a tweet or post away its easy to forget how all of that can clutter the mind.
For a week in February this was my home in the British Virgin Islands. (Catamaran on the left)
Unless I went ashore there was no internet access, there was no tweeting, checking Facebook or emails, even no TV. The phone service was erratic and roaming – so unless someone got attacked by Jaws it was out of commission. I’m one of those folks that get motion sick so writing or reading was out of the question.
I was officially unplugged.
It was adventure at its finest. Exploring islands, sailing the seas, snorkeling with sea turtles, drinking fruity rum drinks, gazing at the stars, eating good food-experiencing what life is like away from my writer’s chair.
I was not on a writer’s retreat-I was on a writer’s escape. Everywhere I looked there was sand, sun and beauty.
Don’t get me wrong. Modern technology is great. Even so, it’s so nice to get completely away from it. It’s amazing what a few days away from it all will do for the soul and the mind. My head is swirling with ideas for stories and the only problem I have is I can’t seem to edit my WIP fast enough so I can start working on them.
I am now officially recharged.
- Reboot: New App Helps Us to ‘Unplug” From Technology (blogs.sfweekly.com)
- Bloggers Nationwide Urged to Unplug Early For Weeklong Better Health Sleep Awareness Challenge (prweb.com)
- Minutes to a Healthier You: When the Whistle Blows, Unplug (fitsugar.com)
- Melanie Benjamin: The Writer, Unplugged (huffingtonpost.com)