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On Vacation – Sort Of

The clock is ticking as yet another summer is winding down (wait, didn’t it just start?) and the brand new school year with all its promise for new beginnings and fresh starts is waiting to unfold.

It’s also time for me to take a little break. 

Actually, it’s not really a break at all as there is work of a different nature involved, plus a road trip.

Still, this will be a vacation of sorts because I’m attempting a self-imposed unplugging. Well, expect for my smart phone because hey, there’s a limit to how much disconnection I can handle and yes, I will undoubtedly be peeking in from time to time to see what’s happening in the blogosphere and beyond, but mostly I plan to be unplugged for a bit.

Can I manage?

We’ll see!

So dear readers, see you later!

I’m off for some family time, an adventurous road trip and hopefully some actual vacation/down time, too, when I can enjoy my own little backyard oasis or whatever else my heart desires for a day or two or three…

Who, what or where is your oasis?

Is it difficult for you to “unplug”?

 

21 thoughts on “On Vacation – Sort Of

  1. Enjoy your unplugged time. My oasis is my back yard. And now that the summer is winding down, I’m looking for new places to unplug (and call my other oasis’!).

    I did well over the past long weekend. Tropical runaway, only checked the iPad a few times. Having a hard time finding my groove again!!

    Hugs my friend… and enjoy!

    AM

    1. Renn, I must admit, I have been checking in from time to time to check comments and such. But I have been doing very well over all remaining unplugged! Thanks for the good wishes!

  2. I think this is a great and brave thing of you to do. Getting away from everything is th best way to actually listen to what is happening around you. There is so much “white noise” in our lives these days and I am definitely guilty of it. When we wake up and check our phones and ipads etc…and that alert bing always catches our attention. We are wired in. I have had some accidental opportuniities to unplug when I was on holiday and couldnt “roam” and it was lovely. The world didnt implode because I wasnt texting, emailing, facebooking…Enjoy this quiet tranquil time with family and friends. OBB x

    1. Kate, We are wired in aren’t we? I must admit I have not give up my smart phone while being unplugged. I also must admit that I do check it first thing in the morning. Isn’t it funny how we used to manage just fine without all these devices? My time away hasn’t exactly been quiet or tranquil, but none-the-less it has been time well spent. Thanks for the good wishes.

  3. Enjoy your vacation, Nancy! You deserve it. My oasis is just lying down in bed these days, lazily reading a book or closing my eyes to nap. Wish I had energy for much more, but the truth is, the treatment causes lots of fatigue. But I enjoy others’ trips as a vicarious traveler. Can’t wait to learn where your adventures take you. xo

    1. Jan, Gosh, your comment puts things into perspective. Sometimes an oasis can be the simplest thing or place can’t it? I’m sorry your treatment leaves you so fatigued. I really wish treatments could be less harsh… I like to hear about the travels of others too. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Jan. Big hugs.

  4. Its always good to have a break and get away. I’m fortunate in that I don’t find it difficult to unplug at all and I find that I always get a fresh perspective on things when I take a breather from normal day to day life.

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