So I recently booked a trip to Cuba with 11 of my family members. Exciting right? Well… about that. Do you want to know the first thing I thought of when I booked? It wasn’t, I can’t wait to spend time with my family. It wasn’t, I wonder what the weather will be like. It wasn’t, I wonder if the food will be amazing. Nope. It was DO THEY HAVE WIFI?? Do. They. Have. Frigging. Wifi. And if they do, how reliable will it be. And if they don’t, HOW AM I GOING TO SURVIVE A WEEK WITHOUT WIFI?? After my initial wifi meltdown, I just felt sad. Sad at how dependant I’ve become on social media.
Now I have to cut myself some slack. I mean I’ve built a business on social media, and I’ve posted every single day for over 2 years. Yep. Every. Single. Day. And to be honest, I’m exhausted! The reality is, I’m having a hard time finding a balance. Part of me wants to just say F it, peace out and chill but then part of me is like WHAT ABOUT THE ALGORITHM??? (the algorithm is this stupid thing that says if you don’t post all the time that your posts will get buried and no one will see them. My fellow bloggers will know what I’m talking about!) I feel if I don’t stay consistent with posting, people will forget about me, and I’ll wither away and end up in the pile of forgotten bloggers of days past. So that’s the current struggle I deal with. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media. It’s done amazing things for me but, I also hate social media for what it’s taken away from me. Including my ability to be present, to relax, and to “unplug”.
So as for Cuba, what do I do? Do I give myself a week off and hope my followers forgive me? Do I walk around the resort with my phone in the air trying to catch a wifi signal and drive myself (and my family!) mad? I’m going to try and find a balance. I’ll probably check in once a day so I’m not completely forgotten about but I’m not going to let it consume me and I’m going to do my best to use the time to unwind and be present! Wish me luck and I’ll see you when I get back!