Unplugging from Social Media can help you with Writing and Meditation.
We’re in Yellowstone. The park. Seeking out nature and the absence of “the net.”
Since we found out we’re moving to Washington DC, compliments of the US Air Force, we knew we had to get busy on the bucket list.
The last big “Out West” trip was this one.
So, we notified all our neighbors who are now house sitting, packed the truck with all the camping equipment, and left the electronics at home (this obviously was really written just the other day.)
For the hubs, he is in fishing heaven – trout, trout, and more trout.
This time of year we will not be totally vegan.
For me, it’s hiking and biking and simply being.
I want to find inspiration that only nature can provide.
Simply being unplugged from Facebook and Twitter and Blogging and Email and Texting will give me back HOURS in my day for writing and meditating.
I think it is absolutely essential for writers to unplug, decompress, and allow themselves to fill the creative well.
Outdoors is that for me.
At home, I always try to write outdoors.
We have a spectacular view of the Front Range from my back veranda, and when it’s warm, that’s where you can find me.
When it’s cold, I’m at the kitchen table with large, pane windows.
When I’m stuck and need to get unstuck, I hike.
I’ve been stuck on my book for months, and have spent more time blogging and social media’ing than writing.
So my mission for Yellowstone is to decompress and rejuvenate.
I’m determined to meditate and hike or bike every day.
But I’m also determined to write every day.
What will I write? Fun stuff, sad stuff, bland stuff, sing-songy stuff.
The idea is just to write about anything and everything.
And the only goal? Write.
Will it work? No idea. B
ut I’ll report back soon.
Update – The Tetons were sooooo much better than Yellowstone. I could live here. Majestic, amazing, haunting. Lots of elk and moose. Talk about a place to commune with nature. Not as many people as Yellowstone and that made all the difference.