I love this vacation at the lake; our surroundings are beautiful, our rented cabin sufficient but there is one thing missing that I struggle with each year. There is only limited – and extremely slow – internet access. In light of that I decided to embrace this situation and approach it as an opportunity to disconnect myself from my computer for 15 days – just to see if I could handle it.
Well I’m here to report I couldn’t!! By our second week “in the woods” I found myself sitting in McDonalds in town for longer stretches because I discovered they had high-speed Wi-Fi. We were becoming “regulars” in there – even invited to play bingo with the seniors one morning! Instead of sitting lake-side and reading or meditating, I was camped out in McDonald’s – all because of the internet.
I haven’t decided yet if that is a good thing or not. For now I’m enjoying just being in my own home and having my computer - and the magnificent world it offers me – at my finger-tips.
Life is good!