I've found with running your own online business it's really easy to get caught up with all the social networking, social media, social computing...everything social and all plugged in. We're all trying to stay ahead of the game by "plugging in" to iPods, iPhones, blackberrys...any thing that will make a perfect world. We wake up to a cup of perfect coffee made by the perfect automatic coffeemaker, download the perfect tunes just to our liking, pay bills online perfectly without seeing a real teller, turn on the tv and order the perfect movie...even order the perfect pizza and send email without seeing the postman. What's missing here?
Perfect world? I believe in real social networking..the face to face kind where everything gets unplugged to relax and recharge our batteries with people who are significant in our lives. Even though I wish I could click my fingers and be on a sandy beach, drinking a cool chardonay, it's not financially feasible. Weekends are spent cooking great food, chatting on the porch, playing games and having a perfect get away...all unplugged. It may not be the perfect world and the coffee may be strong, but the face to face is so worth the effort. Do you unplug?