Last week we spent a few days at my cabin in Pinecrest. It is amazing there. My cabin is right on the lake so you don’t have to carry the kayaks very far. Further than I would like but better than anyone else has it. It’s pretty sweet. There is no WiFi and no cell phone service and because my family is super cheap, we decided to make it so that you can call the cabin, but if you are at the cabin and you need to make a phone call, you have to go walk down to the pay phone that is on the beach. You can’t even walk down to store and buy a phone card because they all got recalled.
Needless to say, there is no modern technology. It is fabulous. You can hike around the lake and be outside and read books and go on the water. Basically, be outside all day and not remember what a computer or a cell phone looks like.
Also, Ellie was the most tired that she has ever been in her entire life. It was great. Here are a few photos of our trip.
I love this place.
Trying to teach ellie that labs are supposed to like the water.
Mia (my uncle’s dog), loves the water….and big sticks.
The doggies love to hike around the lake.
My dad and I don’t know how to take nice photos.
Apparently, neither does Cody…
Ellie bellie loved our “hike”
Long exposure shots from our deck.
Long exposures on the beach… yes I do know that it is backwards.
And S’mores. Real ones too. Roasted on a campfire. The trick is to make them all gooey inside and out and then to set them on fire! MMMM!!!
I am so thankful to have this cabin in my family. There is so much history there and you really are able to just be with each other and with family without the distraction of electronics. It was really nice to not have the option of of computers and cell phones and everything else.
So that brings me to my next point.
I first started this blog when I was unemployed and needed something to keep me going. Something to tell me what day of the week it was, to make sure that I got dressed at least once a week, to reflect on the good things that were still happening in my life, etc. I needed this blog to keep me sane and it worked. It was everything that I needed it to be. It was my job, it was fun, it was creative, and it made me do somewhat creative things so I actually had content to write about.
Now that I am working again, those things don’t necessarily apply to me anymore. I love this little space that I have here and I love that I have connected with people without even meaning to. But where as before, I needed to write 5 days a week to keep me on track, I don’t necessarily need that anymore. There are days that I don’t get around to writing things until midnight and it is more stressful than fun. I also feel that I don’t have 5 days a week worth of content to write about every week. I also want to be able to bring home that feeling that I had at the cabin, where I could just read until I fall asleep and not NEED to turn on my computer to write something just to write something.
I want this to be fun and since I started, I have not skipped a day of weekday content ever. I am giving myself permission to not write posts every day. Until now, there wasn’t an option to not write. At first I needed that but now not so much. I won’t not write at all but there might be weeks where I only post once, but then there might be weeks that I thought my life was really interesting and I write all 5 days. I hope this helps with my content and also makes it feel less like a job and more like a fun and stress relieving thing to do again.
I hope that you will all stay with me as I figure this all out. But I do hope that you will appreciate that (hopefully) better content that I put out there now that I have given myself permission to not post every day. I hope you all understand. And I am really looking forward to having days that I can just put my computer away and not have to feel tied down to technology.