life’s little moments + unplugging

Postcards from Rachel Life Lately
1// Last-minute trip to visit family
2// My sister’s rabbit, Bun Bun
3// Sushi time
4// Relaxing outside

I’ve been in the Midwest since last Friday and it’s been a nice little getaway. My sister’s out of school for the summer and we’ve been spending quality time together, plus I unplugged yesterday. Sometimes unplugging is hard, especially since I’m addicted to Twitter and feel as though I’ll miss out, but it’s well worth it in the end. Lately I’ve noticed that even when I’m doing fun activities with my husband or family, I’m fixated on social media and what my blog friends are up to. When I unplug, I’m able to live in the moment and really enjoy these special times. 

What have you been up to lately? Have you ever unplugged? 

Meet Kristyn from Chits and Giggles

Postcards from Rachel Life Lately

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to document my life. I loved the idea of keep track of everything that happened in my life. I really wanted to keep a digital journal if you will.

What makes you unique? 
I feel like readers enjoy my blog because I am completely honest and raw and I think readers relate to that so much because so many of us are dealing with the same issues. Why not be honest about everything? I don’t want to paint a rosy picture if things aren’t so rosy, you know?

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Filed Under: Lately, Life's Little Moments, Lifestyle26 Comments
  • Catalyn H

    I love unplugging… I wish I could go home to see my family and do the same!

  • Noor Unnahar

    I hardly go for unplugging , but it feels relaxed afterwards!
    Noor @ Noor’s Place

  • M and L

    I often unplug accidentally haha. i’ll notice i go days without any social media or blogging & it’s very refreshing.

  • Stephanie

    Aww that bunny is too cute! It makes me want one! But I’ve been there, they are harder to care for than my dog.
    I unplug too, nothing wrong with that.

  • Kenzie Smith

    I haven’t unplugged for a long, long time and I am overdue in doing so! We have a vacation coming up at the beginning of August and I am going to dub it technology free (except for taking pictures of course).

  • Laura Beth

    I wish your midwest hometown was closer to mine, would have loved to meet up!! I need to unplug really bad, sometimes I just get way too caught up in all the Social Media!

  • Rachel Murphree

    Unplugging is so lovely! Sometimes when I do, it makes me feel like I am a bad blogger, but then I realize that the best thing I can be doing for my blog is getting out and enjoying life!

  • Lisette H

    Unplugging is hard sometimes (and I think it’s ridiculous I feel this way!). My husband is constantly threatening to turn off our cell phone (lie) and internet service (lies squared) because “I’m addicted to technology.” Which I’m SO not, obvs.

  • Ashley

    I try to stay unplugged during the weekends. There have been times I’ve been tempted to get rid of my smart phone and go back to basic… but I think staying permanently unplugged would be too hard! (p.s. Bun Bun is soo cute!)

  • Casey Martin

    that is the cutest little bunny!!!! :)

  • Kaitlin

    I am actually about to unplug right now for a few days! Wish me luck ;)

  • la petite lulu

    I have to unplug regularly. Otherwise, blogging (and the internet in general) gets me really burnt out. The last time I reallyyyy unplugged was when we went to Mexico. I had to lock my phone in the hotel safe, but it was SO worth it!

    Enjoy your getaway :)

  • Jodi

    I’ve been unplugging more lately too. I didn’t have good reception during 4th of July weekend so I was forced but I have not been blogging as much. I just want to enjoy the summer and do fun things. I hate the pressure of blogging 5 days a week. So for now I’m not worrying about it. It feels good!!! Glad you are having fun w/ your sister.

  • Natalie Best

    Pssssssssssssht… I can’t unplug. Hell naw. Not for one second. LOL!

    that’s so bad isn’t it…

  • Kayla

    I usually unplug over the vacations, it’s so much more relaxing. I was brought here by the bunny pic as I want one really bad, anyways, spending time with family is priceless :)

  • lost in travels

    i neeed to unplug soon because i’m the same way. sometimes it can be hard to step away from everything but when you do, it’s so worth it. that’s why i love our vacations, we take no phones, no computers, we really disconnect with everything while we’re gone.

  • Kayli Schattner

    Agreed that it’s important to “unplug” every once and a while. I need to do it more often! Glad you’re enjoying your time in the Midwest, and sushi?? Yum!

  • Treasure Tromp

    I really need to unplug more often. I seriously check my phone first thing in the morning when I get up. I have FOMO online but I really should have FOMO in real life!

  • Kelly S

    Thanks for the link up. And I love “unplugging” too. It’s one of the reasons I completely ignore the blog, facebook, and everything else why we travel. We travel to travel, not to blog about it! Good post!

  • Becky K

    I LOVE unplugging. I am a total instagramaholic, but it’s probably the only thing i would miss if I threw my iphone in the ocean.


  • lifeisswede

    I’m weirdly the opposite – I just moved to a new country, so I’ve been a little unplugged from real life and plugged into online life – both keeping in touch with friends & family, and making new blogging and social networking friends! Enjoy your time in the Midwest!


  • Kellene Elise

    I need to start unplugging more often… Perhaps I will set one day a week aside or something… In theory I think I can do it.. but I don’t know lol…

    This Lovely Little Day

  • My Pending Life

    First time visiting your blog! I haven’t ever tried unplugging but I love the idea and plan on trying it really soon! You don’t realize how much your life is connected to your phone or computer!

  • Sara Louise

    I spent the weekend unplugged lounging by the pool reading magazines… it was pure bliss!

  • Amber

    Ahh, Bun Bun is precious!!!! I want a bunny now.

    I need to learn to unplug more often. I’m awful about scrolling my IG or twitter feed, and once I hit the end, I scroll right back up and refresh. It’s sickening.

  • Hannah

    Noting says home better than the midwest! :)
    Hope you had a good time, the weather hasn’t been horrible at least.