A brave, daring adventure

Posted: January 20, 2017 in Personal
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Today I’m trying something I’ve never done during the five years I’ve been blogging. (My fifth anniversary was just after the beginning of the new year.)  I hope you’re sitting dow when I tell you that…

I’m going to take a cyber break.


© janet m. webb 2016

Yes, it’s true.  I’m leaving today for Arizona to spend ten days with my parents, who don’t have internet.  While I’m there, I usually head over to the library every day to do my blog, read other blogs, check email, etc. as quickly as possible. This year, I’m going to not do most of those things. Although I’ll check (and delete most) email, I’m not going to be blogging or reading blogs during that time.  I will respond to any comments, however.

I anticipate it will be very difficult, because I haven’t missed a blogging day in five years and I enjoy it.  I also enjoy reading everyone’s blogs.  But I also anticipate that it will be both freeing and relaxing and that it’s something I need the discipline to do.

So TTFN.  I’m already longing to see y’all on the 31st.  In the meantime, all the best and don’t spend too much time online!

In the words from a book I read many, many, many years ago:

Don’t make a stranger of yourself.  Don’t forget me.  ‘Bye.

  1. enjoy your holiday, don’t worry about us here, we’ll be fine 🙂

  2. Have a lot of fun on your vacation!

  3. Debbie H says:

    Wow, you haven’t missed a day of blogging in 5 years!!! That’s awesome. You deserve a break – enjoy yourself but please come back 🙂

  4. GeorgieMoon says:

    Have lots of fun on your break! I’ll miss you! Hurry back!

  5. ksbeth says:

    have a great break and we’ll be here when you get back )

  6. have a wonderful ten days. I think you will enjoy the break immensely, I did it when we went skiing last year and after the first day found it strangely liberating, alas, it didn’t take too long to get back into the cyber world afterwards!

    • Susan, you’re right. I’m actually longing for the break, must as I love it all. I know I’ll miss everyone, but I also know you’ll all be here when I get back and I’ll have new stories and photos and be well-rested besides. 🙂


  7. Tish Farrell says:

    Happy sojourn, Janet. It’s a brave thing you are doing 🙂

  8. Enjoy your holiday! :o)

  9. Hey, enjoy your free time away from the net. There’s nothing wrong with having a little down time, matter of fact, I have no doubt you will make the most of your free time. Enjoy your visit in the sun with your parent, and. I applaud your making the time to visit. I’m seeing a trend here – they raised you right, you raised your girls right. 🙂 Safe travels.

  10. Enjoy.
    I remember when I stopped blogging every day. It was difficult.
    But it’s all, whether blogging, not blogging, plugged in or out, part of a process of recognizing what was told me was really, ultimately, an “inside job.”
    Again, Janet, enjoy.

    Hare Krishna, Hari Zona!

  11. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    Have a wonderful time!!

  12. Boo hoo hoo…………….

  13. shaunkellett says:

    Best of luck! I can’t think of many challenges harder than going without the internet! I hope you find it refreshing!

  14. Happy r & r. You’ll come back refreshed and rejuvenated.

  15. Forget you??? NEVER!
    I’m sure your parents will find their time with you the greatest of blessings. Have fun – the old-fashioned kind that has nothing to do with cyber connections.

  16. msgt3227 says:

    For those of us still stuck in Illinois, we expect you to soak up lots of warm sunshine and bring some back with you! Have fun, btw!!

  17. Lenore Brashear says:

    Hope you have good weather. I hear part of Arizona will be getting our (CA) storm!! Have fun and relax. Where are you visiting? I have been looking at Tucson property.

  18. Enjoy your sabbatical!

  19. bythebriny says:

    Enjoy your break. It’s good to disconnect sometimes.

  20. joey says:

    Enjoy your time away 🙂

  21. Helen C says:

    LOL. Janet, you will love it… I think. Enjoy your time there, but don’t get too use to it because we enjoy reading your blog 😉
    Have a wonderful day.

  22. Enjoy your break, I’ve done it a couple of times for a week, it helps to recharge the batteries and reminded me of what life before the internet was like. Enjoyable and liberating but nice to get back into the routine of it after the break.

  23. Joanne says:

    Have a wonderful break!

  24. Laura says:

    You deserve a break, have a great time 🙂

  25. Oh dear, I’m so conflicted. I’ll miss your comments and lovely posts dearly, but I’m glad you’re taking time away from the web to fully enjoy your adventures. I just hope you’ll tell us all about it when you get back. 🙂

  26. anne leueen says:

    Safe travels and have a good ‘break’ from the blogosphere. We will all be here when you get back.

  27. de Wets Wild says:

    Make the most of the break and the time with your parents, Janet!

  28. Enjoy your time off! Hope you come away refreshed.

  29. Tina Schell says:

    Have a great break Janet – and enjoy the time off. Will look forward to your refreshed blogging self when you return!

  30. Enjoy your parents, AZ, and your Cyberfree vacation! I hope you’ll be taking your camera though and making photos to share!

    Talk to you when you return. Bon voyage!

  31. Leya says:

    Good idea – you will love it! And love coming back as well!

  32. Enjoy your break away from the digital world. Having done this, I can tell you it is refreshing and recharging in a wonderful way. Safe travels.

  33. Make the most of your holiday..Have a considerable measure of fun on your get-away!