Unplugging in the New Year

by - Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Christmas vacation just went way too fast, and I can't believe I'm back in the office at the start of a new week.

I really enjoyed my time off though. I spent about five days in Allentown with my family and got to catch up with friends from high school and several of my cousins and aunts and uncles.

I also thoroughly enjoyed being away from the computer.

I absolutely love working full time in social media, but sometimes it can be draining to get home from work and then spend more time on Facebook, Twitter and blogging.

So over Christmas break, I made an extra effort to step away from technology.

I only blogged a handful of times, I checked Twitter maybe twice and I barely updated anything on Facebook.

Instead, I spent time shopping with my mom, watching football with my dad, grabbing lunch with some friends, helping another friend pack their apartment, going on a nice long bike ride and sneaking in some swims and some runs. Oh and visiting puppies at the Humane Society (might have been my favorite part of my vacation!)

This vacation reminded me how nice it can be to step away from the Internet and enjoy living in the real world.

Oh and that the world won't stop spinning because I didn't tweet at all.

I still plan to blog regularly because I love it, but I want to remember to take time for the real people in my life too.

In the new year, I hope to share more than just my workouts and my new adventures in the world of triathlons, but I also hope to share some of the every day fun stuff going on in my life.

And I hope by stepping away from the Internet every now and then, I'll have more fun life experiences to share.

Have you ever taken a step back from technology?

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