I unplugged for the best week of my life!

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

I just got back from a family vacation for a week in Mexico. It was wonderful!

I did NOT take the cell phone or laptop. I went on a REAL vacation. Many at the office wondered how could I do that? My answer is What did we do in the 70's?

I came back rested and there were NO CRISIS that happened. You ought to try it. Why are folks so addicted to the technology that the can't leave it alone?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
Email: mr.listit@gmail.com 541-991-0607

Comments (22)

Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

That is so great.  what an awesome way to spend the week. I'll be going to Mexico in January.  My cell will be off and not checking email.  I can't wait.

Dec 15, 2015 08:56 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Troy: Try it again sometime!

Nicole: You are a rare one!

WoWWT: Congrats! What part?

Dec 15, 2015 09:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Rob- good for you!!!  I have to admit, I don't think I'd be able to do that. Not that I'm in such demand but I am addicted to my iPhone. 

Dec 16, 2015 09:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rob, that would be a slice of heaven.  I always bring my laptop and cell phone (sometimes out of the country it doesn't work), even though I have someone watching my business.

Dec 18, 2015 12:39 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Rob,

I can't imagine doing that, but it must have been great!  

Dec 18, 2015 05:06 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Kathy: I don't know of any addiction treatments for that. LOL

Joan: Your are setting up for failure bring them with you. LOL

Wayne and Jean: Try it sometime!

Dec 18, 2015 05:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I would bring my laptop Rob D. Shepherd because I truly enjoy blogging here in the Rain. It would be hard however NOT to check email and that indeed could bring stress.

Dec 18, 2015 08:02 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

BOB: You are playin with fire. LOL

Dec 19, 2015 02:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Rob -- good for you but like Kathy Streib -- I'm not so sure I could or would want to do it.    

Dec 19, 2015 04:24 PM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs I can remember going into a near panic when I thought I'd left my Palm T/x or whatever it was at home . We were on our way to the airport! Larry saw it at home and had grabbed it. Whew!

Dec 19, 2015 08:08 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Michael: It was only for a week in a slow time for me. Had it been a 2 week vacation I would have emailed in a couple times but still left the phone home!

Dec 19, 2015 09:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Rob, it is all about setting expectations.  We know our business ... and what needs to be done and when. If we have someone cover for us ... there is NO reason we cannot UNPLUG as you did.

Glad to hear you are rested and renewed.  Merry Christmas!

Dec 20, 2015 02:41 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Kathleen: Thank you and Merry Christmas to you!

Dec 20, 2015 03:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm not too good at totally unplugging, but it really is a necessary skill in order to maintain balance.

Dec 20, 2015 10:53 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Rob. Sometimes we just have to pull the plug and unwind. Good to know that you had a wonderful time down in Mexico.

Dec 21, 2015 05:49 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Your words so were succinct, they resonated. Just wanted to thank you but still day by day. cheers cvc 

Dec 23, 2015 11:11 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Kat: Give it a try!

Teamchi: You will be hooked.

Dec 23, 2015 11:12 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Curtis: Glad to help! Iv'e been there.

Dec 23, 2015 11:14 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am getting ready to take a week of in February and was just thinking that, not sure i can do it Rob D. Shepherd , might make me more nervous not knowing

Jan 19, 2016 10:46 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I want to do the same some time soon. No work, but hopefully a lot of great pictures:) 

Mar 19, 2016 05:40 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Inna: You will like it!

Mar 19, 2016 11:23 PM