Internet free zone

Mushrooms under the purple maple tree.

The need to make wise choices encompasses every area of our lives.  Since we have time for only a limited amount of stuff, we need to choose wisely what stuff we’re going to allow to take up that time.  Since we have only a limited amount of time to spend with friends or to engage in leisure activities, we need to choose our friends and our activities wisely.

~Elaine St. James

By the time this scheduled post goes out, M and I will be in an internet-free zone, staying with family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  As I explained yesterday, I will not have internet access again until we are home or unless we seek out free wi-fi spots.   Since I was still hanging in there with Post A Day 2011, I scheduled a few posts to cover for me while we were away, looking forward to not having to blog for a while.  It has turned into  a sad occasion, but I will enjoy the part where I am unplugged for a few days.  I need a blogging and email break.

How about you?  When was the last time you lived life unplugged?

15 Comments on “Internet free zone”

  1. Judith says:

    What a great idea. I am off for a few days next week so will be internet and email free. Will have to buckle down and set up a few posts as I too am in the Post a Day 2011.

  2. Great question, Robin. I can’t even begin to guess when I was last free of online obligations. I’m so sorry for your loss but hope that, somehow, this break will be exactly what you need at this time.

  3. carlaat says:

    All for the unplugging. Sending hugs your way, Robin.

  4. Karma says:

    Unplugging is good. As much as I enjoy the interaction in the world of the blogosphere, it is good to take a break. We have no internet access (except for smartphones) when we go on vacation in the summer, so that’s always a break for me.

  5. jane tims says:

    Hi. Unplugged? In Canada we have one hour (one hour!) we honor, Earth Hour, when we turn of all the electricity and electrical devices! And we had two hours with no electricity during a storm last year. Even on vacation, there is usually someone who has internet access who will grant you access. Jane

  6. The last time I was unplugged? When I went to Costa Rica over 5 years ago. Basically…way too long! I hope you enjoy your time away.

  7. afrankangle says:

    Agree … being unplugged has its moments. Especially if makes the choice to do so. BTW ,,,, great pic of the shrooms.

  8. ElizOF says:

    I have unplugged throughout the year for segments of time. Health matters have also forced me to do so at other times. I like the scheduled post and try to write more of them when I can… it’s nice to catch your breath now and again. Keep us posted when you can. 🙂

  9. ladyfi says:

    Enjoy your time in real life!

  10. Pat Bean says:

    I found Elaine St. James’ quote interesting because I have decided a need an internet free zone once a week. I’m going to try to reserve Wednesdays for other things — or at least I’m going to try. Loved the mushrooms. How they spring up overnight fascinates me.

  11. Honestly, Robin, I can’t wait until Postaday2011 is over! At first it was fun, but now that I’m back to school and my camera is in Texas, blog-a-day has turned into a chore. I so need to unplug! But, you know what? The walk in the bogs gives me comfort!

  12. Dana says:

    I just got back from a few days of “Unplugged in Seattle”– it was great! I hope you enjoy your time away from the internet, even though the circumstances are not ideal.

  13. I think we all need Internet-free zones every once in a while. Not sure how I would survive it, though 😉

  14. Robin says:

    Thanks everyone. 🙂

    Being unplugged for a while was a great, but I’m also enjoying being back. Even while I was without an internet connection I would compose blog posts. I should have written down some of my ideas. I’ve already forgotten about half of them. lol!

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