Six glorious days have passed. I did not see one tweet, text, newsfeed, email or listen to one voicemail in six wondrous days.
Well, I can’t lie, there was one short moment that Facebook was up on a computer in the house (?? yes we had Wifi even in the British Virgin Islands) and I cheated. I scrolled through my notifications and couldn’t help but comment on a few. But that was IT.
What do I have to show for six days of unplugged?
- I learned that Ryan is writing a book
- Seth has a desire to build parking lots and has fascination with kayaks
- Neal can’t be unplugged for six days
- Left Neglect is an actual nuero issue in stroke patients and some TBI survivors. Your mind can’t fathom that there is a ‘left’ to anything. (I read a great novel called Left Neglected by Lisa Genova in two days.)
- I’m in awe of Jodi Picoult’s craft of writing…finished her book Change of Heart today. She seems to have her own fascination with abuse…I called the ‘plot’ of her book on day one. But I saw the signs.
- I need vacation time to ‘unplug’ in order to be the best ‘me’ for others.
I learned that it is important for survivors to realize that there is a LIFE TO LIVE NOW. That even though we all might be ‘working on’ healing or getting beyond the past we are still people who can laugh, cry, dance, sing, and enjoy the blessings of each and every day.
Here is a small taste of what the trip ‘unplugged’ was like for me. I tried to do short videos (10 seconds) to give a better ‘inside view’ into my world unplugged this past week:
We visited the famous ‘baths’ of Virgin Gorda…crawled under these amazing boulders and eventually Ryan and I ventured off and climbed a few too.
I’m afraid of heights!! I try to show you.
I miss it already but I do have more vacation to come! I love summer!! My next stop is Atlanta, GA for the International Christian Retail Show!
Remember, we all need time to unplug, even if for a moment. Take a step back and realize there is so much life that needs to be lived.