Hey everyone! I'm back, and a little bit pinker (ahh the luck of the Irish).
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go camping with a group of friends. We went to a spot that had no service, we left our phones off and put away, and just existed. We had camp fires, laughed at dad jokes (yes my friends are just as bad as me in that category), wrote songs by the river, had heart to hearts and soaked up some sun! My favorite part of the whole trip was when we were all in our hammocks laying by the river, sitting in each other's company but not even really speaking much. We seriously did this for almost an entire day- no distractions, just a running river and beautiful weather/company.
It made me realize how easy it is to take people for granted with technology always at our fingertips now a-days. Addicted to updates, notifications, stimulation, social validation- this camping trip was great reminder that not every second has to be occupied- that even in silence, people's presence are valuable time- why waste the in between seconds on our phones when we can not only be alive, but participate with the moment too.