I spent this past weekend, and then some, off the internet. Know what? I didn’t miss it at all.
I spent a lot of my usual internet time reading books. Granted, I spend time on the internet reading my favorite blogs (which I am way behind on reading), but it’s not the same. Blogs are short and you really can’t “get into” them.
A book, however, takes me away. I want to read the book straight through to the end. Then, when I’m through, I miss the characters. I get deeply involved in books.
Surprisingly, I did not miss Facebook. I thought I would. I didn’t miss every little thing written by my friends and family. I wasn’t worried about family photos because once they’re posted, I can go to a person’s page and view them at my leisure.
There was no shopping on-line. There was no mindless web surfing. There was no finances or budget looked at. I didn’t even check my email.
I survived. I wanted a weekend away from my computer and I did it. I enjoyed it so much that I see it happening again in the future.
Could you survive a day or weekend away from a computer?