Every summer for the last 5 years, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go up to Lake George with my parents, brother & sister’s families, and my two aunts for a week of relaxing and fun. I realized something really important this year.
One of the things I look forward to most is the point about 5 miles south of the place we stay, my signal cuts out. And I mean completely. There’s signal in about a 1 foot square, and it moves randomly around the grounds so that I don’t even bother. The only thing I use my phone for is to take pictures. It’s really nice to not be distracted by electronics for a while. It gives me a chance to interact with all of my family and to reconnect with them in a way I wouldn’t be able to if we were tied to the internet and distracted by facebook, or youtube, or things like that.
I spent 7 days walking everywhere, kayaking, swimming, diving off rocks, not to mention taking the kids all wake boarding and tubing. We all made dinner, all sat and talked over games and ice cream…it gave me a chance to get reaquainted with the people I care about most in the world.
Do yourself a favor, disconnect and reconnect with your loved ones. Now is only around for a short time, don’t regret time spent online rather than with the people who matter.