If you’ll remember a few weekends ago, parts of the city were paralyzed with snow and that was fine if you were planning on skiing or boarding, at someplace like Mt. Baker. Well that’s where my eldest son had the good fortune to be as he celebrated his birthday… tons and tons of fresh powder. But that’s not what this story is about…
Now, being a good father, I tried phoning to wish him a happy birthday. His two brothers were with him and I was also trying to coordinate a week together next summer. When I couldn’t get through, I sent him a text, but still no response. Finally I gave up, assuming they were out of cell range.
Well, Father Knows Best (click here if this means nothing to you), and I was right – there was no cell coverage, and when I finally caught up a few days later, with my thirty-something, techno-savvy, media engaged boys, they each reported that it was great being unplugged… and that’s what this story is really about.
Ask yourself these questions:
- How many times per day do you check your email?
- How many times per day do you do a Google search and end up following wherever that leads you?
- How many hours per day do you really spend in front of your TV or computer?
Now ask yourself these questions:
- When was the last time you spent more than an hour outside?
- How many hours per week do you spend with your loved ones – time with just them?
- How much time do you spend doing those things you really enjoy (vs have to do)?
Living in this digital age we are inundated with opportunities, but they all require one thing OUR ATTENTION. The more information that is out there, the more of our time that is sucked away – never to get back. And yet, with all of this available to us, we still have the same 24 hours in a day, the same 7 days a week. But once we spend that time, it is gone, no refund!
Maybe it’s time to make a focussed and deliberate change, if even for one weekend. Coracle Cove Waterfront B&B suggests you getaway from it all and let nature distract you for a few hours or even a day or two. Hop on the ferry and come on over. We’ll introduce you to Miss Sunshine Coast. She likes to have her picture taken so make sure you bring your camera.