This weekend (starting Friday, July 9th through Sunday, July 11th) I am going to be taking a weekend of silence. A weekend of silence is three wonderful days of no cell phone, computer, e-mail, or anything else that has to do with communication technology (especially Facebook, Twitter, and texting).
Silence has been used by many people to get back into the real world, focus on life, and simply relax. This weekend I am also going to be camping in Door County, WI. I believe this experience will help connect me to nature, give space to think, and also help me bond with family!
On this retreat I am going to be keeping a journal (separate from my personal journal). The journal may be slightly poetic - possibly cheesy - but I hope it encourages other people to try weekend of silence. I am going to be publishing my writings and feedback about the experience on my blog site, www.samanthanicholeblog.blogspot.com.