Weathering the Storm in PR

By Shawn Kennedy, AJN interim editor-in-chief

As I’m writing this, I’m lucky enough to be in Puerto Rico, out of the record-setting snow storm that just hit the Northeast (and further south as well). But I’m still following the news of the storm and “real life” (sun and sand in February is so not real life) and trying to keep up with work e-mail a bit so it won’t overwhelm me when I get home (it will anyway).

Which brings me to my point: how difficult it is to shake off real life today and just relax. As I’m sitting here in the hotel lobby using the Internet connection, I see at least a dozen other people on laptops and another dozen or so on cell phones. As I look out the large windows to the palm trees and blue sky, I realize there is something definitely wrong with the picture—I’m not out there stocking up on Vitamin D. I’d better go—for health reasons, you understand.

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2016-11-21T13:19:25+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Nursing|2 Comments
Senior editor/social media strategy, American Journal of Nursing, and editor of AJN Off the Charts.


  1. Alicia Vignets-Cruz February 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm


    I agree with your comments. We live in a very different world. Everything has to be fast pace. The more technology evolves the more we will be physically doing something: Internet, Facebook, Texting and Twitter. I can’t get my family off their computers and cell phones. Sometimes, I actually leave my cell phone at home, so I can’t get bothered. I find it more peaceful.


  2. Peggy McDaniel February 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I have to laugh as I recently went on a very exciting and remote live-aboard scuba trip. I did NOT bring my Blackberry, work related, of course. Others on our trip did and once in awhile we’d hit a spot where there was some limited service and everyone would start staring at their phones… at first I was a bit bummed I couldn’t join in but soon realized I was FREE!! I made a promise to myself to never bring my BB on vacation again.

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