My small family of 7 type A personalities share time together each year in a house at Cape Cod. One of us had the idea to spend Sunday without electronics — no satellite radio, TV, cell phones, credit cards and, most importantly, no computers. 12 AM to 12AM. 24 hours. That is when the vacation really began, but it took us about 12 of the 24 hours to figure it out. It took that long to realize life can go on without checking email, without calling in for messages and without using a credit card. For that short period of time, we all stopped our dependence on technology by purchased groceries with cash, singing and talking to each other. Turned out to be fun. We even got around to digging up some pretty funny family history stories.
The big question is: Can we do it again next year on a week day? A week business day could be scary. Are we so bound by our needs to “keep up with what is happening” that we miss the now and the fun of each other? Could you do it? Let me hear your story.
What is your guess? Could you do it? Let me know — I could use your tips for survival .