Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




Contact information:
Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Sunday, March 2, 2008

For Real?

Today is the first day in a week that I have been online, except for a quick peek on Friday, I have been off-loop and away from home...
Needed some down time, mostly I needed to see what it felt like to unshackle myself from cyberspace...
I have never spent inordinate amounts of time surfing the net,
But in the past couple of years I had become so tied to my emails, I could barely go an hour without checking them, God forbid a day or more...
I would check them throughout the day at work,
Then find myself focused on something other than what I should be focused on...
Then once home, going to check them ever so often...
It had become drug-like...
So once I knew I was going away for a week I vowed to not check emails, or any cyber-stuff and it was unbelievably freeing...
After the first day my mind was free of it....cold turkey...
The world didn't stop...newspapers and the news kept me abreast of current events...and I was surrounded by real people, talking, laughing, living, loving...
Life went on, and most beautifully most of the people that I talked to about my books were live and in living color...
I sold books in a couple different states, to people from several different states and it felt really good to talk to those who had read my work...
Introduce my work to those who didn't know it,
Even listen quietly to those who talked about it as if I weren't there....wonderful...
One of the coolest moments was talking to my nephew, who I hadnt talked to in ages...
He is now in his thirties and he wanted to read everything I had written, because he felt it was time to start reading...Thanks Pat! I loved seeing and talking to you as a man...
This cyber hiatus brought me full circle,
Because when I started writing over two years ago,
My intention was to be an author who interacted live and in color with those who read her work...
And for a brief period I got back to the Real of It!
It felt good...

Love and Blessings,
angelia

6 comments:

Yasmin said...

Welcome back and Im looking forward to getting away this week...minus computer...because for me it is an addiction..but one that can be broken if I try to...but do I really want to...hehe.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hey Mama Deep! Glad you got away. I understand how you feel. Sometimes I think about all the time I'm on line and I ask myself 'are you kidding me?'

I'm addicted too..lol

G-Nice

Angelia... said...

Thanks Yas,
I really needed and wanted to at least for awhile...it was good!

Blessings,
angelia

Hey G-Nice,
it was great to get away for a minute, I knew that with March came spring and to flower and grow I needed to refocus...

Smooches,
Mama Deep

Gwyneth Bolton said...

I was just talking to some folks about this very topic, about how we don't socialize and connect face to face in person with folks anymore because we are all on-line. I need to take me a cyber break! Welcome back!

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Thanks Lady Gwyneth,
we have lost human contact!

Blessings,
angelia

shelia said...

Angelia, good to see you back. Sometimes you just have to get away.