Living, IRL

Apr 14, 2015

For the past few months we've had this joke around my house. "The Gray Box."

Living - credit Unsplash - Hello, Handbag

What is "The Gray Box" you ask? Well, for me, it's the Macbook I'm typing on right now. For you it's probably a little screen you're holding in your hand. These devices, they're a fact of life. But in some ways they keep us away from living.

The last few days I've taken some time for living, in real life. I've spent a day with a dear friend who in a few weeks will be saying the most important vows of her life. I've gardened. I've had ice cream with friends and had a yoga session out in the sun. I'm a lucky girl.

So, if you can, take some time away from whatever gray box you're looking at right now and go out into the sunshine. Or the snow. Just have a moment of real life without the gray box. When you're ready to come back, I'd love to hear what you discovered.

This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge. Check out my previous post, the Kate Spade Liberty Street Coin Purse, or see all the posts from the Challenge here.

Photo credit: Chris Sardegna via Unsplash


  1. Very true. Being out with actual real people and not seeing them on TV or in a book makes a huge difference.

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z 2015 Cohost
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

    1. Doesn't it? We spend so much time on these gray boxes, it's amazing what a little face time can do. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. while you were out with real people. i lost my comment. sad panda.

    1. Oh no! I hate it when that happens! Sad panda indeed...


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