It’s cold, wet and grey in Melbourne. When you drive just an hour out of the city and journey through the winding roads, there is a small coastal town with a bakery, a general store and a recently renovated hotel with a uniquely Australian bill of fare.
As soon as I step foot out of the car I reach my flow state – this is either life’s greatest moment or its most common experience.
My week in the city interfaces with a weekend of back roads, highways, beaches and wineries that serve as a backdrop to this town.
Temporarily free from the internet and concrete with just a mobile command centre, I find myself present in a prolonged moment of ease. I wander the town, breathe in the fresh air, inhale the coffee and amongst the quiet.
This is the benefit of a customised life of technology enabled connectedness. Being connected to the grid is how I choose to live most of the time, but having the freedom to rest hard means returning to the city restored and alive, ready explore the edge.
It”s all connected. These analogue moments are crucial to maintaining a truly present mind in my networked life.