Location: Eagle Point, Oregon
Visiting a ranch in Oregon, where I enjoyed looking for wildlife, climbing the hills, and riding around in an ATV.
But what I liked best, was simply paddling my canoe into the lake.
I could see the people far away on the shore, but here was just me, the lake, and my canoe. I love my friends and relatives, but the quiet and solitude was greatly recharging.
Then I head back to the delightful frenzy of a child’s birthday celebration. It is surprising how much fun and how messy the act of eating a cupcake can be.
Location: Black Rock City, Nevada
I have just finished an eight day fast from electronics.
No computer games.
No social media.
I have no knowledge of the latest political scandals, scientific discoveries, or archeological finds.
This can wait.
I was also out of contact with my friends, extended family, lawyers, employees, and contractors. If there were any crises, they would just had to deal with them without me for a week.
I felt a little strange to be unplugged.
To be honest, I slept for the first three days. Then spent my time with meditation, self reflection, bonding, a bit more sleep, bicycle riding, and dancing my ass off.
Now that I am back, the world seems a little less urgent.