It would certainly seem that I can’t.
While I find that while I am quite relaxed here on vacation, I can’t really “unplug” so to speak.
I can’t help but think part of it is this 100MPH 24/7 news cycle where we’re constantly on guard for what awful thing the Fuckface in Chief and his administration will be doing next. It’s exhausting not just trying to keep up with it all (that in an of itself is a full time job) – but in the realization that the average person is so fucking powerless right now to change it. (Hey, Dems in Congress, do something so we can turn off the news and get some sleep at night, OK?)
It was obviously easier in the pre-smartphone/WiFi in every cottage days to just let things go and realize you’d find out what you missed when you got back to the real world of work and laundry and such. There have been vacations where I had no idea what was going on in the world, and I was fine with that.
Now, not so much, at least for me.
To those who can turn off their phone and decide Twitter simply does not exist for a week? I salute you. Your mental health is likely far better than mine, LOL.
On that note, I’m going to sit on the porch and read for a bit and try to pretend the rest of the world isn’t on fire. I’m on book two of Drew Hayes NPC series, and it’s quite entertaining – I highly recommend it.