Usually we sign up for the Wi-Fi plan, but this time, we didn't. On purpose, even, because we didn't want phones at dinner or email notifications while we were swimming or Facebook messages while taking part in a family scavenger hunt. I wasn't at all sure about the no-wi-fi thing. Not sure at all...surprisingly, it was painless. Once I turned off my phone, I didn't crave the contact of social media, I didn't wonder why I hadn't gotten any emails and not once was I tempted to click over to email/social media/blogs 'just to check'.
So what did I do?
I lived in the moment. And there were amazing moments from that second when a stingray brushed by my ankle to seeing bebe in her pirate parade and all three of us sliding off a giant inflatable iceberg at the Labadee aquapark.
I read some great books. I caught up with Maisey Yates' Copper Ridge books and Roxanne St. Clair's Barefoot Bay series, I read an amazing book by Sarah M. Anderson (His Forever Family, get it, you won't regret it).
I made notes. About the next books I'm writing. I didn't write chapters or even scenes, but I made notes about character arcs and possible experiences, and theme ideas...and I can't wait to start implementing them.
What about you? Have you learned any life lessons recently?