Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

unplugged . . . again :)

As my header description says, I have 'unplugged' from 

several things over the last year or so . . . . 

and I did it again last week!  Getting away from the computer, 

all the tech devices and out of our apartment is 

good for the soul, provides rest, needed solitude

and creates inspiration.  

The rest, for me, helps with authenticity.  

Our lives are so 'data full', we do not have time to

sort out our thoughts finding who we are  . . .


Being authentic is a process of being who we are 

and who we were made to be, not 

who someone else thinks that we are.  

If we don't have quiet times to contemplate, 

we may not be able to sort out 

encroaching thoughts from 

the bona fide 'you' thoughts. 

I encourage everyone 

to get outside, seek solitude 

at least occasionally! 


"Real silence, real stillness . . . comes only as the sober consequence of spiritual stillness."  Bonhoeffer from Life Together

Linking today with:
Reconnect with Nature 


  1. I absolutely agree and I need my quiet time at least once a week, preferably out in nature :)

  2. We've gone mushroom hunting a few times recently and I've loved getting out side! I can't wait for the rain to clear so the sun will come out again.

  3. My husband is very big on "time to think" as he puts it. I absolutely love spending some quite time outdoors. I find it very grounding. Great post!

  4. Quiet time is essential for most creatives, I think. Every year we do a cabin retreat for a week in northeastern Iowa, and it never seems long enough. But at home, I feel blessed that my husband recognizes my need for "alone time." The photos in your post are beautiful, and remind me so much of the area where we rent the cabin.

  5. I'm a fan of quiet time outdoors, too. That's why I like hiking at the arboretum so much and why it's kind of irritating when a lot of other people show up on exceptionally nice days. They crowd my trails! Haha.

  6. I certainly agree most whole-heartedly! It's always fun to see what you can discover if you just look around in the quiet of nature. Lovely photos.