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I need an island, and I will find one… Part I

I have had two family emergencies this week and both were big. Theysnapped me into the present moment and reminded me that time is precious and life is uncertain.

I don’t think I let the lesson sink in. I should have taken today and basked in the sun. Ridden my bike. Breathed in the beauty of Florida this time of year. I don’t know why I didn’t. Instead, I sat at my computer and tried to catch up.

It is 10:13 p.m. and I still have not caught up. I blogged about this problem last week. I am living wired. I am hurrying to blog so I can finally interact with my family fully, and hopefully I can start to really live my life by 11 o’clock.

I know this problem is much bigger than Fawn Germer. We are now connected so artificially to our world that we are losing our connection to reality.

arctic tale divx download When I was in fear for my loved ones this week, it was a sudden, painful jolt. I knew what mattered. It was not artificial communication. It was human touch. Yet, I tell myself I cannot be in the business I am in without a cell phone, Internet, e-mail, blogs and social networking to link me to others.

If I stay wired and work real hard, what will be my reward? Time off to go and enjoy myself and my loved ones? When will that time come? I think the lesson this week is that I should be doing that right now, not later.

I need an island, and I will find one.

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Fawn Germer is the best-selling author of four books. Her fifth book, Finding the UP in the Downturn will be released in March.

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