A lake house in Michigan.
No Internet. No wi-fi.
No texting. No email.
My only form of communication with the outside world for 2 1/2 days? Calling them on the phone! How ancient is that!?! I couldn’t text, tweet or Instagram. Shocking, right? If I needed to get in touch with someone, the only way to do it was to call.
I was with a group of friends celebrating our friend Ashley. She’s getting married in 18 days and we had an opportunity to get out of town for a few days to relax & have some girl-time fun before she walks down the aisle to say “I Do”.
We were able to be together without the distractions of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, texts…At first, I’ll admit I was a little frustrated. I wanted to be able to send a text to Greg and I was trying to keep my Instagram feed filled with fun pictures from the weekend for all my followers…how silly is that? The world can go on without constant updates from me. No one out there is starving for my pictures.
Who’s starving for my time? The people that I’m with IN THAT MOMENT.
How can I be mindful in the moment when I’m constantly checking my iPhone for updates or taking that perfect picture to post to Instagram?
Don’t get me wrong. I’ll still use social media. I will keep on writing and blogging. I just want to make sure the next time I’m focusing on the people that I’m with rather than wondering how I can communicate with the people that must be sitting by their phones or computers waiting for my updates…I realize this laid back social media mentality may not get me far in the social media world but I’m ok with that.