Coffee Talk: Going Off The Grid

Hi y’all! How is your week going?! Mine has been strangely good. You know when something is too good and you’re a little skeptical? That’s how I’ve felt about my week. I’m actually caught up at work (I don’t think I’ve said those words since I started my job 2 years ago) and after work I’ve actually had time to myself and last night I was able to watch two hours of Master Chef with a glass of Apothic Red and the windows open and my new PJs on and my new Anthro candle burning and my kitten next to me and I never felt more content.

But anyway.

Today is Thursday, which means it’s time for another COFFEE TALK! Coffee talks are my favorite days of the week because I feel like I can just kind of open up, talk about whatever, and I usually get a lot of feedback from you guys which I love!

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I think last week’s post was singlehandedly the most talked-about post since I started blogging a year ago. Y’all loved it. Which made me SO happy because I was literally laughing so hard I was crying while I was writing it. Nobody told me they had a similar experience – I think mine was truly one-of-a-kind – but all of my best friends were like WHAT THE HECK WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME THIS?!

So that was fun.

This week I want to switch gears a little bit and talk about something that happened while I was at Sam’s wedding.

So grab you’re coffee. Take a sip. We’re talking about going OFF THE GRID.

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You know – no cell service, no wifi, no connection to the outside world.

Because honestly?

I think that was my first time truly being off the grid. Sure, I’ve been on a couple of cruises and whatnot, but I still had the option to pay for wifi if I wanted.

This time? It wasn’t even an option.

And it was kind of amazing.

I am the first to admit I am glued to my phone. I was like that before blogging, so I can’t even blame it on that, but it has only gotten worse. I didn’t even realize how much I was on it until Ben pointed it out to me. And then I realized I would be on my phone from the moment I got home until I was laying in bed (still on it!) scrolling through Instagram or Facebook just because.

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And as much as I try not to be on my phone when I’m with my friends, it’s inevitable anymore. We’ve just gotten to a place in our society where we just want to share everything. And we can’t be bored. Heaven forbid we just look around or sit there for a moment without some kind of stimulation. I can’t even just stand in line anymore without pulling out my phone and just looking at something.

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Are you the same way?

I drive myself crazy. And when we were out in the boonies without any service at all, it was so nice because we were all so present. I watched every moment of my best friend getting ready for her wedding. We all talked for hours. We genuinely enjoyed every minute of each other’s company instead of worrying about what was going on in the Insta world. We didn’t know what our other friends were doing or when they would get there and it made us even more excited to see them.

It was just so refreshing.

Since I’ve gotten back, I’ve been trying to leave my phone in the other room when I get home or just not look at it while I’m watching TV, and it’s helping me be a little more present. I could definitely get better.

But it makes me wonder…

Have you ever gone off the grid? Did you enjoy it? Or did you hate it and see nothing wrong with being on your phone 24/7?

And also…

Do you have any rules for yourself when it comes to your electronics? Do  you not allow yourself to use them during certain times of the day? Or are you on your phone all the time? Maybe you just aren’t that glued to your phone to begin with?

Tell me everything!

I may be back tomorrow, but if not, I’ll be back Monday for my regular posting schedule – this week has been a little nuts! I’ll see you soon! Xo.

-TWB

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