Surviving an Unplugged Week

If you’re like me, you’re about hip deep in social media. I wouldn’t come anywhere close to calling myself a professional. More like an enthusiastic amateur. I like to stay plugged in, see how people are doing on Twitter and Facebook and of course, catch up on some of my favourite blogs.

Often times, I can’t imagine life without being plugged in. What would I do? I’d be checking my phone for what…phone messages?! My computer would be on…but not “on”. I’d probably start twitching, twirling my hair, anything to keep from thinking about, or actually doing what I do somewhat automatically…check the internet.

Recently, I moved to a new house. Part of the moving process entails switching the phone, tv and internet over to the new address. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to schedule an appointment until nearly a week after we moved. I started to panic, pretty much imagining the equivalent to the apocalypse happening in my life because of a few days without my computer. I wasn’t too sure if I’d come out on the other side. Sure, I have my phone which can access e-mail, twitter, Facebook, but it’s not something I consider functional in every capacity needed.

Turns out…I did just fine. Actually, as I’m writing this post, I’m still one day away from internet hook-up. It’s been a very relaxing and liberating experience to be honest. I’ve been able to focus on other tasks (unpacking, organizing, cleaning the house) rather than updating Twitter, Facebook etc.

But let’s not kid ourselves…when the cable guy shows up, I just might kiss him.

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

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