Getting to the heart of what matters...and tales from my journeys there.
Monday, August 9, 2010
I considered bringing my laptop on vacation. I did. I figured in the early hours of the morning before my niece and nephew woke up, or maybe in those hours between lunch by the pool and dinner, or late at night I might sit down with my laptop and write a post. Or two.
But I knew if I had my computer with me I might also check email (probably frequently) and bank balances, thereby creating opportunities to get stressed out, which is antithetical to vacation. Going on FB would not be an issue for me, but I might Google all sorts of non-imperative, unessential nonsense, which would take away time from walking around scenes like these, or sitting on the porch late at night alternately enjoying the beautiful view and reading a few more pages of my latest book--activities that contribute to vacation creating its desirable effect.