Thinking Out Loud From Boston

The kid who just last week told me that breakfast wasn’t important is certainly enjoying the morning meal this week.

hotel breakfast

We love hotel breakfasts. Always have and always will. I may stick to oatmeal but gosh I love when it’s unlimited and positioned next to the fruit display.

I know I sound so cliché when I say we really need to unplug more often but we do. I can’t begin to tell you how nice it was to not have a working internet connection for my computer in our room. Although we didn’t have much down time at all, I liked not opening my laptop 97% of this trip. It does wonders for the soul when you are away from your computer and disconnected from your usual working/reading/browsing/connected life.

I haven’t even had to worry much about the battery life of my phone this week either while we are out in the city because I haven’t taken my phone out much at all. Aside from taking a few pictures here and there, I really liked keeping my phone in my bag!

boston selfie

But I needed a picture of myself while shopping in my rain boots and wearing my Vinyaa scarf. I still don’t know how to wear that thing but I so love it and never leave home without it. 

I can’t help but think about the times I came to Boston as a kid and even during college when cell phones really weren’t a thing and smart phones for sure were something we couldn’t even conceptualize at the time. In some ways, I really miss those free and disconnected moments that we didn’t even realize we had.

Is it really New Year’s Eve? It feels like yesterday that I was writing my New Year’s recap from our night in the city at Sugar Factory. Time sure flies.

We are headed home later today, let’s pray for less traffic than we had heading up here the other day. There’s only so much sports radio I can listen to (it was fun when the stations switched from NY sports to Red Sox nation sports talk) and singing I can do while driving (Meatloaf’s Paradise by Dashboard Light was a good one!) before I slowly start to lose my mind.

Have a very Happy New Year!


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How often do you “unplug”?

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Totally overrated holiday if you ask me 🙂



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  1. AmandaM says

    I agree that New Year’s Eve is totally overrated! I go to sleep early and wake up and wouldn’t ya know it’s the next year – all without a hangover 🙂
    I LOVE to unplug as soon as I get home from work. I don’t look at my phone or email after 7 p.m. (I don’t have kids so I don’t need to be on “alert”). On vacation I also l like to completely unplug. It’s amazing what is going on in 3D space when I look up – cheesy but true 🙂
    Here’s to a great start to 2016!

  2. says

    You know I’ve never been a big hotel breakfast fan, but when I went to Sweden I had the best breakfast ever! The hotel was was all organic fruits and veggies and meats and cheese and such a crazy yogurt//oatmeal bar. They even had a juicer! I agree that NYE is super overrated and I never have plans!
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  3. says

    I don’t have a job that requires me to be on the computer all the time so I don’t think a complete detox of social media is necessary for me. I sometimes hate it, but that’s a blessing of my job. 8 hours a day I am unplugged lol
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  4. says

    Agreed! NYE is 100% overrated!

    I’ll be having some drinks with friends before THEY go to the bar. I didn’t want to pay $100 for a ticket so will be enjoying the pre-game and then going HOME!
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  5. says

    I love being able to unplug when the rest of the world is unplugging as well… otherwise I can’t shake the feeling that I’m missing something 😆 But it’s been a nice couple of weeks when everything has slowed down. And I was just thinking a little while back how I miss the days when smart phones totally weren’t a thing. Times seemed so much simpler.

    Safe travels today!!
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  6. says

    I think I used to be MUCH much more excited about always doing parties for everything, but I realized that I didn’t have too. This year we are going to a party, but I’m not going to have high expectations. I just want to go and encourage people in the Lord and count our many blessings. <3 I hope you have happy quiet New Year's Eve. 🙂
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  7. says

    I definitely enjoy unplugging and wish I could fully do it more. I did while hiking in the English Lakes for 5 days this summer (no reception!) and also every weekend long run I leave the phone at home, sometimes through brunch after, for a weekly 3-4 hours long no technology respite. But now that I’m working we are expected to check work email at least every few hours even on weekends…
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  8. says

    I completely agree about trying to unplug more. Sometimes I need that instinct knowing I can’t access it but I always feel so much better when I spend time away. I love hotel breakfasts because I get a little bit of everything!

  9. says

    I definitely need to unplug way more often! I always feel so much better when I look at social media less during the day, than days where I am on it constantly. it leads to so much comparison, and sometimes it is super nice to just be present with what is going on in your OWN life! Happy New Year!
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  10. Edye says

    I try and unplug everyday! Even if it’s just for a couple hours. I’ll read a book, my bible, or crochet. It’s so nice to take a break from technology. Have a great 2016 <3