I’m just finishing up the last few things.

Alternating between the final items for packing , the final emails and reviewing the last few tasks I wanted to do before the big day.

I’m going away.
And I’m going to be off the grid.

I mean little or no wifi for most of the 9 days and I’m thrilled!

You see, we’re going to be on a boat, sailing around the coast of Turkey.

My biggest concern is the heat … and that the boys won’t kill each other in such a confined space. Though I’m sure they’ll be too busy for that and we can always throw someone overboard if necessary!

Seriously though, unplugged time with the family is rare.

We’re taking games… as we chose which ones I realized how long it’s been since I sat with them and played. And I’m taking my coloring book – it’s been ages since I did that too.

Day to day, busy with work and running the family and my travel schedule, it’s so easy to fall into the habit of devices – for me the phone, for the kids, the computer and their phones too.

And it’s easy to forget that conversation doesn’t emerge so easily when we’re submerged in our devices.

I may be talking a different tune after 9 days being unplugged, but I’m guessing not.

I think we pay a big price for our connectivity. Wonderful as it may be, it’s easier to watch a video of someone else living their life or doing a stunt to attract attention, than to spend time with our loved ones and notice the expression in their face, the distraction in their eyes.

I’m hoping that we have a chance to just be still and notice each other.

To talk about the passing waves and the scenery.

To rediscover each persons special kind of humor.

To get a little irritated and bored with each other.

To laugh over stupid stuff.

To eat undisturbed by a notification or a phone call.

To sleep when it gets dark and wake up when it’s light.

I’m thrilled. And I’ll be back soon to share what happened!

When was the last time you really unplugged?

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