Early Friday morning Lauren and I drove to Vancouver for a special meeting of the churches in our region. Late Saturday night we returned home. It was a whirlwind trip.
Some perspective on the trip:
- It was a ten-hour journey each way (3 hours of that was on a ferry and waiting for the ferry).
- We drove over 1000 kilometers.
- We were gone for less than 40 hours.
- The meeting lasted only 4 hours.
Why we did this:
1. It was an important meeting on the future direction of the churches in our region. I wanted to be part of the decision.
2. It was an opportunity for Lauren and I to get away without the kids. This is a priority for us. We got to spend 20 hours of uninterrupted time together while we were traveling. It was awesome! We were able to talk about things that needed to be discussed. It was a great time of connection for us.
A forced time of unplugging
Another great benefit that I received from this trip was a forced time of being unplugged from the computer . I have to admit that unplugging from the computer for any length of time is very difficult for me. It is readily available to me on a day-to-day basis but it wasn’t on this trip and it was good for me.
It was so good for me that I decided to continue my time of being unplugged until this morning. I know that this is no great feat but it was helpful for me.
I need to unplug more often
This time of unplugging has made me realize that I need to unplug from the computer more often. I have to build this discipline into my life. I know that this is not going to be easy for me but it is important that I do it.
My plan is to set aside Sunday’s to be unplugged. On Sunday’s I won’t check my e-mail. I won’t reply to blog comments. I won’t read blogs. I will completely unplug myself from the computer!
Do you find it hard to unplug yourself from the computer?