Another summer vacation to the Outer Banks is in the books. This year we rented a cottage large enough for the whole family. I left my DSLR at home, but I snapped a handful of photos with my iPhone along the way.
We stayed in Nags Head, North Carolina. It was a week of family, food and sun. And for me, a distinct lack of technology. I left my computer at home, signed out of social media accounts and only used my phone for photos. I even wrote out directions to get us across the country. The first few days were amazing. Peaceful, disconnected. I caught myself reaching for my phone often, but that subsided. I missed Facebook, a little. Twitter, Instagram, Email: not at all. But after a few days, the disconnection was a little unsettling. Mostly though, I missed my computer for making things. I missed programming, photo editing, video editing. It's my favorite creative tool. It was a good experience to learn what was important and what's not. Since I've gotten home, I haven't even signed back into Twitter yet. I don't even know my password.