The company I work for is promoting everyone take the challenge to turn off their computer and TV for a week. (At home; not their office. They still want us productive there). The concept is we have become rather sedentary and now sit in front of the TV or the computer night and after night and have lost the ability to live life the old fashion way.
I am going to take them up on this challenge and will be putting Blogger, Facebook, and Twitter away for a week. Writing the old fashion way (via pen and paper) will probably make me feel very Jane Austen-like and maybe I’ll start to write period romance pieces. Keeping my thoughts to myself for a week rather than tweeting will, well, I will probably feel like I’m in some sort of nunnery or a cone of silence. But maybe new thoughts will emerge during this silence, and who knows, maybe I'll come up with new ways to bug and embarrass my kids!
It will be one week of spending time with myself. Or friends. Or family. (For some reason I am starting to visualize all of my contacts scurrying to fill up their calendars or be out of town.) Maybe I'll be meeting strangers or just hanging out with mother nature.
I’m planning to blog about my nontechnical experience after this challenge is over. That is, if I live through it.
You are welcome to join me....look for me at the beach or the redwoods.