Today we stopped. We completely and utterly stopped.
We are on our 2nd day camping (which means it is still fun and fresh and that rank camping smell hasn’t permeated everything we own… yet)
We were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves on an amazing beach at the south end of Vancouver island. We hit the beach with a cooler, blankets, books and a plethora of kid crap this morning and spent the entire day playing, snoozing, eating and … well, doing nothing.
We completely stopped for a moment today. We caught our breath, we were without wifi.
It is amazing what being out of cel range will do to a person these days. I mean, we built our business to be in the cloud, to be managed from anywhere – anywhere with cel service that is. This is awesome when you want to work from parks, when long duration travel is on the agenda, or even if the backyard beckons when emails are on the list.
But it often means that we never turn off work. That balance of being present in the family is difficult when work is always there.
So to shut off, utterly and completely and know that there is nothing I can do about it… well, it has been an awesome day.
I turned my phone off… not getting any service anyway, and I let it go. I was fully and completely present with my family. I even had a moment when the little dude slept and the girls were building a fort to READ! Can you believe it… read!
So, belly full, campfire blazing and another night to hear the snores of the kids and snuggle in with the hubby, and know that we are out of cel range for 4 more days!
Well, except we need more milk! So, addict that I am, and fully acknowledged workaholic… I will volunteer to go and restock on the essentials (read milk. Wine. Cookies) and will sneak in some quick wifi time to release my inbox of its contents! But, I will feel okay going into the next few days fully embracing my family being “out of range”