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Monday, January 09, 2012

Live in the Moment.

I'm in the British Virgin Islands right now.  On a sailboat.  With my husband.  It's really nice out here. 

Yesterday, my husband accidentally left the lid loose on the dry pack so that when we got in the dinghy to go to dinner, water got inside and the dry pack became a wet pack.  Water also got inside of my camera and it is now fried.  Fried like chicken.  In fact, I actually heard it sizzle.  #kaput

But guess what?  I don't care. 

When I spoke at Blogalicious Weekend '11, I challenged travel & lifestyle bloggers to live in the moment.  To unplug just a wee bit while on vacation...and yes, even on a press trip.  You can't meet people, get stories or have magic moments if you are glued to your iPhone, your BlackBerry, or even your camera, right?  Right.

So I'm about to take my own advice and use my memory in lieu of my camera for the rest of my time away.  I'm not saying I won't sign on to my computer when all is quiet and the day is done, but now I won't feel compelled to have a photo of every. single. moment. in time.  I'll just have to use words to describe my experiences.  Imagine that.  #whatwritersdo

Time for me to scoot.  There's a big sea out there with my name on it.   In the meantime, consider un-plugging for a little while and living in the moment.  If you try to, I will too.  ;-)


April D. Thompson on: January 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM said...

Getting a LOT better at this. Such a wonderful feeling to unplug and just enjoy life.

Unknown on: January 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM said...

Me too, April. I think bloggers/writers are sometimes a little too anxious to get info out and are prone to over-use technology in an effort to report. We miss out when we do this, IMHO. Cheers to living in the moment....and reporting later. =)

Aqueelah on: January 11, 2012 at 7:07 AM said...

I love your travel pictures, but I also understand the concept of "living in the moment". You look so natural and rested on the boat; you have become one of your mermaids.

Unknown on: January 11, 2012 at 8:38 AM said...

Thanks, Aqueelah! I feel relaxed out here. I did manage to save the memory card, so I have some photos from the start of the trip that I can share later (and of course you've seen some of them on Facebook). I plan to get a new camera when I get to Puerto Rico in a few days, but it's been nice to "just be."

Tamecka on: January 20, 2012 at 4:11 PM said...

Life is to short not too!! LIVE LAUGH LOVE


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