In a few weeks time I am going to be watching a documentary by “Zach Galifianakis” in which he spends 31 days with no money, and no contacts, with endless possibilities through the use of Craigslist looking to find a community in what is America today.
By watching the trailer of this movie it really had me begin to think about the last time I had a meal at a restaurant without pulling my phone out, or the last time I went to a place without the desire to “check in” somewhere or to take a picture via instagram, or to see what was happening on facebook when I was feeling bored.
Am I that glued into the internet? The astounding answer is YES YES YES.
And this is why on September 15th, I am taking a day to unplug from the internet. A day to unplug from what is happening out there, and a day to focus in on my family, a day to focus in on a book I’m reading, and a day to focus on what is happening in my life, on a personal level.
I’m leaving the phone in my purse, and I’m spending a day with my significant other, the destination has not been chosen, but we’re going to get reacquainted, and back in touch with what’s happening around us, and not so much what’s happening via our phones or computers.
Remember the days when you’d go to the park and you’d play on the swings, or you’d go to the park holding hands? Or that you’d sit at a restaurant and have an entire conversation throughout the entire meal.
Are you joining in with me? Let’s get the word out, and take a day to “unplug” and connect with what’s really important, our families.