Photography / Cole Locurto
Coffee for two, a Sunday spent kayaking and a lazy afternoon cuddled up with a book all happened this past week, though I don't have photos or a status update to prove it.
I only planned to unplug for the weekend, but three days quickly turned into six and I was lost in it. I didn't want it to end. My soul was cleansed, light, transparent - I grew so fond of this feeling, like anyone would. My mood changed, my thoughts changed, the silence sank in and I leaned into it, letting it guide me. With a vacant Instagram and a pile of emails; I couldn't stay unplugged for long (I didn't want to) but this feeling, I knew it could last forever. I knew I could have the best of both worlds and I was determined to figure out how. So, I made a promise to myself that I would unplug for several days, at least once a month, to cleanse and reconnect.
Let me explain - I don't use social media as an outlet for social approval, so I didn't do this to find myself or work on my self worth. I did this unplug to simply force myself to be every bit of present - just be present.
Now I challenge you to unplug, just for a bit.