I am suffering from a severe case of mixed emotions.
This weekend I will be going off the grid. No internet. Zip, zero, no dial-up, no wifi, nothing. Since discovering the blogosphere almost six months ago, I have not been totally internet deprived for more than a day.
The little obsessive voice in the back of my head is wondering how I will feel not being able to read your blogs and not being able to respond to any comments on mine. The action-oriented, clutter-hating voice is whispering that when I return home, my reader will be overflowing and I will feel stressed to catch up. But on the other hand, I wonder if I will enjoy a sense of calm and peace that comes from knowing there are no high tech demands on my time. No posts can be written. No comments can be left. No email can be answered.
I expect one of two things will happen: I will not think about being unplugged at all while I am gone, or, I will be writing blog posts in my mind and jotting notes on scraps of paper for when I get home to my computer.
Regardless, I will have no blog community to distract me from snacking. No blogs to visit instead of the pantry. No posts to draft while staving off the cravings. Instead I will be with friends who are not dieting. So maybe my best plan is to wear my swimsuit all day because, really, is there any greater motivator not to overeat than wearing a swimsuit in front of other people?!
This is only the first of several short internet-less trips coming in the next month. This weekend I will dip my toe in the water and see how it feels. Not that it matters. The internet connection will not miraculously materialize where I am going and my plans will not be changing. Time will tell how stressed I feel when I return home to play catch up and how long it will take me to get back in the groove.
So don’t worry if you don’t see me around in the blogosphere for the next few days. I’ll be back:)
What about you? Does coming unplugged leave you feeling unglued? Or unstressed?
P.S. As with much of life, timing is everything. And in this case… my timing is once again off as I leave my computer behind on the same day I am featured on Holly’s Tickled Pink post. Next week I will take advantage of her reminder and write about some things that make me smile:) Until then, I am not sure I would add “going internet-less” to my list!