I’ve had several conversations in recent weeks where the other person laments how plugged in everyone has become. I, of course, am happily plugged in, but I do understand the point. We get so caught up in tweeting and posting and sharing that we don’t always take a moment to just enjoy the… moment.

I admit that when something cool/funny/ridiculous happens, more times than not I have an urge to tell everyone. That doesn’t mean I DO, but it crosses my mind. However, my reflex is to share with my friends, not the entire twitterverse. The majority of my social life takes place online and there always seems to be someone there when I want to talk, no matter what time it is.

Despite this, I’m kind of proud that I didn’t tell anyone about this moment:

I just enjoyed it.

What offline moments have you enjoyed lately?

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.


    • But you’ve had a lot going on. I think it’s okay to step back every now and then (not like I do that, lol). I feel weird when I don’t post at all during the day. It’s been nine months — you’d think I’d be used to it by now.

  1. OMG, Melanie, I can’t believe how much time I spend on line! When I took that blogging break, I got so much done! But I missed my friends, so it didn’t work out that well. Still. I finished my movie, I helped Kevin get his college stuff out – it was amazing.

  2. Oh yeah, I get like that too. Great pic! Sometimes you just gotta go out there and live life, too ;o)

    I have slowed down on the blogging a bit, just got a bit much… sometimes something has to give, ya know?

    Looks like you are doing a great job of enjoying life!!

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