As you may have noticed, I haven’t blogged for a while. Infact, I haven’t been around much anywhere online for a while. About a month without internet. Well, I’ve been able to get onto my emails for a brief 15 minutes here and there, but only really enough to scan through and reply to anything v.important. Its what happens when you move house and everything has to be set up in the new house.
If you’d have asked me a month ago how I would manage without internet for a month, I would have been sceptical. Negatively. When I have access I am usually on it whenever possible. Even if its on in the background in my room, as I’m busy doing other things. Its usually a main method of communication, both for offical things and for keeping in touch with friends; and of course, I like to keep up with online events. But suprisingly, I’ve enjoyed, in some respects, not having access. When you can’t get online, the temptation to do so disappears, and you can embrace real life without feeling tied down to a computer. Freedom. Oh course, there have been many things that I have been resticted with – Important emails, keeping in touch with friends and accessing information are just some to name. But there is a world outside the internet you know?! I’ve been phoning friends, referring to the yellow pages (the actual paper copy!) for reference and apologising for not being entirely up to date with the important emails. And despite not being able to spend time online, which often takes up a reasonable amount of my week, I’ve still been busy! Although that has mostly been due to having a house to sort out and furniture to buy, I have also enjoyed socialing and spending time with my new housemates.
So, now I’m back online. And I think, I’m going to try to cut down on my useage. I’ll still check stuff fairly regularly. But now I’m living in a house with friends rather than ‘people I happen to live with but don’t really know’, I can spend more time socialising with them and enjoying real life, rather than staring at a computer screen all day. Or at least, thats the plan.