I unplugged for 10 days and survived

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

My last post I mentioned I was going on a trip and cell phone and lap top was not going.

TSA wanted to know where my phone was? " at home, I am on vacation". I reached for my phone absently minded 3 times the first day, bored thought I would check emails. Just a mindless habit. From there on no more thought about any of it. I was on vacation, similar to the ones I took as a kid with the whole family in the 70's.

When I reached home I still did not  start my phone or check emails. On Monday, the day I said I would return messages, I grudgingly turned them on. I survived and will do it again! Everyone should try it! You will find it relaxing and  bummed about how dependent we have become. What say you?

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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.
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Comments (12)

Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I love the sound of being able to unplug like that. 


Dec 11, 2019 09:49 AM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Been there done that Rob D. Shepherd .  You worry a bit, but not picking up that phone is a weight lifted!

Dec 11, 2019 11:57 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

A wise gift to yourself...the rediscovery of the real you.

Dec 11, 2019 01:48 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

My hats off to you Rob. Sounds like something everyone should try at least once.

Dec 11, 2019 02:28 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Gwen: Give it a try!

Bruce: Somebody that gets it!!!

Li: Thanks for commenting!

Debe: You will like it!!

Dec 11, 2019 02:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Rob - welcome home.  You survived.  I am sure it was a great experience. Are you busy making plans for your next getaway? 

Dec 11, 2019 04:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Rob and welcome back to the world of the iPhone prayers (picture us all with our heads bowed down looking at our phones)  Congratulations to you!!!!

Dec 11, 2019 07:50 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Michael: Lets not let that get out, LOL   It was Zihuteneo Mexico

Kathy: Thank you and isn't it sad our phones control us?

Dec 12, 2019 08:43 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

So are you happy to be back Rob D. Shepherd !!  I have done just that from time to time. The first day it takes a few times looking at emails and then it's - I'm out of there. A couple of years ago I said - this online thing is out of control and needs to end. And guess what, I survived very nicely and love it too. No more FB and a bunch of other platforms.  AR is still on my list!

Dec 12, 2019 03:12 PM