Do you remember THIS post?
It changed my life.
Actually the next day, when I UNPLUGGED, changed my life.
To know that I could walk away from my computer for ONE ENTIRE DAY and the world didn't stop spinning was mind boggling to me. You mean my business will survive with one night spent NOT editing? You mean my kids won't drive me nuts with one full day of NO tv? You mean I can make it through 24 hours without reading a tweet or a blog or an email?
I did it and I survived and it made me SO CALM and at PEACE that I craved to do it again. And again and again.
So I sent out an email to friends and other bloggers and other photographers with the challenge to UNPLUG as well. To take one day in May and dedicate it to UNPLUGGING. Here is the email I sent out:
Do you want to check your email before brushing your teeth in the morning?
Do you live for getting comments on your blog? Do you twitter at least 5 times
a day? How often do you update your facebook status? How many hours a day
is your tv on? How close to you, at this moment, is your cell phone?
Think about it.
How hard would it be for you to unplug for one entire day?
Just you. Your life and your camera.
Think you could do it?
Join us and unplug for ONE day in the month of May. Whatever day works best for you and
your family. And then commit to it. No cheating. And document it. With photos or words or both.
Then share your day with us on your blog. June 1st. On June 1st we’ll all share our days, together,
on our blogs and spread the word to UNPLUG. Because I think a little unplugging is just what
we all need every once in a while. To give our creative selves a day off. To rejuvenate.
To just live. To be. Just you. Your life. Your camera.
Feel free to share this with anyone you think might want to join in.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
So that is the idea. Unplug. For one day. And document it with words or your camera or both. And then blog about it on June 1st.
Pick a day this month. ANY DAY. And instead of blogging post THIS:
And if you want to comment here with your link that's great, or if you don't that's great too. It's not about anything other than spreading the word that IT IS OK TO STEP AWAY FROM THE iPHONE FOR ONE DAY! Shut the laptop and turn off the tv. It's ok and you will survive. I promise.
And I bet you will enjoy your day so much that you just might want to join me as I do this ONE DAY A MONTH for a YEAR. Because I think 12 days of JUST LIVING life will make the other 353 days just a bit more bearable, don't you?
So watch this blog for that logo and you will know where I am!
Let's do it!