(you can listen while you read if you want!)
Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a shift within. Perhaps it has something to do with the weather getting better, I don’t know. I have noticed in places and at times where I’m used to playing the radio – in the car, while working, etc., I haven’t. I’ve opened the window while working to hear the birds waking up – of course with my space heater next to me, because it still is cold in the mornings.
Then awhile later when I would usually turn on the radio for a favorite program, I’ve stopped in mid reach, and said, “No.” Instead, I’ve allowed the squirrels running around in the yard, rustling through the leaves we never raked up last fall, to be the background noise of my day. When my work time was done, I’d go downstairs to do the next thing, and I just didn’t turn on TV or iTunes, or radio then either. Hmmmmm
I guess this is me working up to my unplugged time. I haven’t jumped right on the assignments; Subby works with the ideas for awhile, then I seem to become “ready” .
I’ve found a place to go for my silent, unplugged time. There is actually a retreat center about 20 miles from home with private cabins and 4.5 miles of trails through the woods. I’m looking forward to booking 48 hours there soon.