One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year. My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT. To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.
This ‘experimental year’ blog series has surprised me in a lot of ways. One of the biggest surprises has been the number of private e.mails I’ve gotten from some of you following the blog. THANKS! A number of you have e.mailed that it seems most of my experiments have involved depriving myself of something.
Well, even though going without my computer connection this week might SEEM like deprivation ~ it wasn’t!
Here’s the gig. I was in western Maine all week. While I did stay connected (minimally) via phone and text, I made the decision NOT to tune into e.mail, Facebook or even google.
And ya know what? My friends & family carried on without me. My business carried on without me. The world carried on without me.
Soooooo as summer vacation season settles in and if you’ve never tried unplugging during yours, I hope you’ll consider giving it a try. IT really will all still be here when you get home. And you’ll see IT with a renewed spirit because you were present to what was in front of you while you were away.
What do ya say?