A New Point of View

Posted by on Jun 5, 2011 in MFW

This is the view of my backyard – I’m calling it my new TV. We have been in Vermont for about 4 days now, and while there is a lot we still need to do: unpack, get new licenses, go grocery shopping; it all seems like no big deal when I look out this window.  I have watched crows coast between the trees, seen chipmunks scamper across our porch, and witnessed a fiery sunset over the Adirondacks. I have a feeling this will not be getting old.

Monday is the start of our first Media Free Week in Vermont. On the one hand, we have a whole new place to explore. On the other hand, we are just landing in unfamiliar territory, and want to stay connected to our friends and family, and the familiar. The urge to hop on Facebook will never be greater, I am guessing. Especially once the sun has set, and we are sitting here in the dark.

To make sure I make the most of this coming week, I am planning to spend some time reflecting on our journey. It was a long process to get here, emotionally and physically. And we have not just moved to a new place, but hopefully to a new approach to our lives, too.

I invite you to join me, both in taking a media fast, and in some good reflection. Are you where you want to be? If so, what did it take for you to get there? And if not, how can you use a break from media to help you get closer to your goals?


  1. Debra Joseph
    June 5, 2011

    Thought you might be interested in this NY Times article.

  2. Mike
    June 7, 2011

    I completely agree that the move is not only physical but represents is a major psychological and emotional move for the two of you together.