The twitches have started. The cold sweats as well.
No. I’m not giving up my Friday night sauv blanc.
Something more drastic.
I’m cutting my electronic links to the outside world.
No Google Plus (actually that’s no pain, is anyone on it anyway?).
No phone calls.
NOTHING AT ALL.
FOR 24 HOURS.
OMG. What. Have. I. Agreed. To?
While I may be a nervous wreck at the thought, my family thinks this is HILARIOUS.
They can’t WAIT and have offered to put my technical and electrical tools under lock and key for the duration. And yes, this offer of *kindness* comes inserted with an appropriate evil laugh.
Quite frankly, they do not believe I will survive the challenge.
They have come to believe that my phone is actually an extension of my right arm. That my iPad is my security blanket. And that my iMac is the temple at which I go to Bloggie worship.
Just quietly, they could be right.
I’m the one who switches on her phone the moment the airplane has landed. I’m the one who checks her emails while waiting in the school pick-up line. I’m the one who Tweets her husband when he’s sitting next to me on the lounge. I’m the one who finds out her daughter is “in a relationship” on Facebook, despite sitting just 5m down the hall.
In short. I
never rarely disconnect.
Are you GREAT at switching off all the bits and pieces that keep us in the loop with our friends and what’s happening in the big wide world?
I can’t even pinpoint a time when my life wasn’t SO connected to the world.
It probably dates back to when I visited Kangaroo Island in 1996.
Just the ferry ride across to the island was enough of a disconnect. Imagine if I could do that now? In an era of mobile phones and interwebs? (I wouldn’t be wearing boat shoes, that’s for sure)
There’s something about an island being that place where you can get away from it all and KI (as the locals call it) has it all.
It’s remote but just minutes from mainland South Australia.
It’s HUGE. I remember hiring a car and being optimistic about how much of the island I could see in just a few days.
Did you know that more than one third of the island is dedicated to national parks?
The beaches are amazingly pristine. Think crystal clear turquoise water – the stuff of postcards. Yes, you may have to share them with sea lions but to me that’s a big plus on some of the sights I see on my local beaches. Trust me … give me some actual wildlife any day.
Here’s a little look-see:
Yes, if I think that if I’m to have any hope of completing this challenge, the very least I can think about is all that crystal clear water. And a cliff-side spa. And maybe some KI marron washed down with a sparkling Chardonnay.
I WILL do it. Yes, I will.
On Saturday, April 28, 2012 I will switch off all my bloggie bits and and pieces. You will not hear from me for 24 hours.
When you come to visit me at Styling You on that day you will find that I’m true to my word and that there will be an image here that links to YOUR chance to to win a trip to Kangaroo Island.
Do you think you can join me?
I would love you to write (with pen and paper, remember those instruments of communication?) and tell your friends about it the challenge. What would you say to your friends to tell them YOU were joining the Switch Off on Kangaroo Island Challenge?
Leave a comment below. The most creative entry as deemed by the judges will win a $50 stationery pack from kikki.K. The competition opens 12.01am (AEST) on April 10, 2012 and will continue until 5pm AEST on April 20, 2012. For full terms and conditions, click here.