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. ;-)