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For class this week, Dr. Lee challenged us to spend 60 minutes without technology. I gladly accepted the challenge. Between being a full-time graduate student and working full-time with Southwest. I often feel like the only time I am without technology is when I sleep each night, if I have the time to sleep that is.

With so much to get done these days, it’s easy to forget the simple pleasures in life. When I get the opportunity, I attend Wakeboard Church at lake Lewisville on Thursday evenings. It’s amazing how healing it can be to spend the evening on the water with nothing around you but other boats and people. This time is very special to me because it’s a time to connect with others and with God. After riding, we tie the boats together and have devotional. This time is truly magical as you feel so connected to God as the only thing you heard around you is the water and the occasional duck.

While it’s difficult to get this far away from technology at home, I was able to accomplish the task by spending the majority of the hour in my backyard with my best friend, Tucker. Tucker is my frist dog, next month he will be one year old. Time has flown so fast! We spent the time together jumping on the trampoline and playing with toys. He always knows how to bring a smile to my face no matter what.

After having such a wonderful time by spending 60 minutes away from technology, I’ve made it my personal goal to spend at least one hour away from technology each week. Do you accept this challenge?