Since my move to the beautiful and isolated Ocracoke Island I’ve become less interested in technology. My iPhone used to be an item I used frequently throughout the day, now I find myself taking bike rides to the beach to settle into seclusion, away from both physical and virtual social contact.
I’ve loved the abrupt change from living in a crowded city that required hours of commuting on a busy subway train daily to living in a small village where you don’t “commute” you spend less than 10 minutes riding a bike into the village and rarely come in contact with any people. It’s nearly been 4 full months since my arrival and while my initial goal was to write more, I’m glad I took some time to simply “be” and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle after a hectic and difficult 2012. Now that I’ve rested I’m ready to jump back into blogging, to be in touch with what so many of my fellow bloggers have been talking about these last couple of months, to comment and be a part of the community. I’m excited to share with you all my island experiences from the beautiful images I capture of sunsets and the ever changing beach, to the comical stories of my reactions to large insects and biking accidents. I hope readers will follow me into 2013 as I maintain my weight loss and learn more and more about the beauty of the island.