Monday, September 6, 2010
In under two weeks, I'll be south of here in Riviera Maya with friends and the BF and I don't think you understand how excited I am.

One week of sun, 88 degree weather, sand, mojitos and friends. (Well, I'm hoping for sun because right now there is a 30 percent chance of rain every day, but that's beside the point.)

Getting chills just thinking about it!

I rarely take a whole week off from work. I like to spread out my vacation days by taking a Friday off here and there and especially during the holidays. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to a whole week without email, Facebook, FourSquare, Twitter and blogging.

Because I'll be out of normal range with my cell phone, I'm not upgrading my coverage to include the beautiful country of Mexico. I'm taking a week off from social media.

Yep, that's right, I'm taking a whole week without my Twitter and Facebook apps, my Google reader and, more importantly, my iPhone that is normally glued to my hip. Are you wondering if I can do it?

I'm so incredibly connected and I need a break. I think we all do at some point. If you are a stalker, you know where I check in on FourSquare and what I did this past weekend with all of my friends because I'm always connected.  It can become complete overload and I just need a little decompression time.

So, for one whole week, I won't be able to follow the New York Times for instant news updates or monitor whatever blogger is having a conniption online or see funny twitpics from my many friends.

I'll be living in the present with my friends and boyfriend for seven days. I am excited and I can't wait.


Cleshopaholic said...

I end up taking an uninterrupted week off (sometimes 2) every year. Being disconnected is strangely liberating! Hope you have a fantastic vacation!!

Lil' Woman said...

Have fun girl!! :) I'm jealous!!

Bite Buff said...

I just did this in July for 10 days and it was so nice. You need a break once in a while. But you better believe that as soon as we crossed onto US soil, I whipped the phone out and caught up! Have a great vacation!

Fizzgig said...

i think if there is ever a good reason to give up online social networking......its mexico!

TaraMetBlog said...

A real, true vacation from your normal life. Enjoy it! :)

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

I just booked a trip to Mexico in November. Literally, the countdown has begun

Allison M. said...

way to go, jess!