I never really knew how much I was plugged into the social media world until I hit 10,000 tweets. It then occurred to me that I was way to absorbed in this world. I thought to myself ” Dude, slow down. Just think about all the stuff you’re missing.”
And boy, was I missing a lot.
Social Media Vacation 2010 started for me on Friday June 18 at 1pm and lasted until Monday June 22 at 9am. Did I miss a lot? No. A few more emails to catch up on, a few tweets to reply to, a few Facebook replies. Not much.
Instead, I got to spend a weekend with my family. It was beautiful. My boy Finn now can make clicking sounds like a clock. He also blows kisses all the time and loves to point out every motorcycle and bus that he sees. I fell in love with my wife Haley again. I realized just how much I love hanging out with her and doing nothing. You don’t get that too often with someone else. On Sunday, we went to Whole Foods and then I got a Father’s Day Frosty (Wendy’s is one of my guilty pleasures..shhh). We didn’t do much, but it was one of the best days I’ve had in ages. Why? I was surrounded by love.
I’m not gonna preach to everyone here, but I think Social Media Vacations are a good thing. Carve out some time where you don’t tweet, check in, blog, or even look at Facebook. Take a step further and just turn off your phone. Surround yourself with love. You’ll be happy.