Monday, June 25, 2007

Why Does Reality Have to Hurt?

Let’s talk vacation for a moment, shall we? I just took one, a real one, and I feel great! I am sorry if I worried you at all over these last nine days, but I felt the need to see how long I could go without turning on my computer. Since I am an admitted computer addict I figured my vacation should be from that world. The answer to how long can I last without going online- nine days!

Do you remember a world before computers? Do you remember what you did with your time before the world was available to you on a tiny screen? I didn’t. I forgot what seeing a friend was like at night. I forgot what going out was like. I forgot what entertaining myself was like. I loved it! Yes, I missed you all, but I was on a mission. Everyday I had to fight the temptation to just check my email or see what was happening in the world.

I had nightmares of a computer-free world before this week, but no more. Now I think I am going to remain offline for three days a week just to try and regain my sense of self. Those three days will most certainly not be in a row, I am an addict after all, but I think I really need to try. If nothing else my eyes feel better after not staring at a screen all day.

Glad to be back and I did think of you everyday. Most of it was “tee hee, I bet they have to work today”, but that counts as a thought.


littlebirdblue said...

I'm in wholehearted agreement with your decision to wean yourself. Life is richer when you experience more of it away from the box, as it were.

Serena Joy said...

Withdrawal pangs might sting a bit, but it'll be worth it in the long run. I'm not sure I could do it. I'm too used to checking in with my online buddies every day.

Sounds like the vacation did you a world of good!

Variant E said...

Kan. Welcome back. Funny how there is a world out there not concerned with the computer. Remember when kids went out side and played in the neighborhood? What happened?