This weekend I was computer free. I turned off my computer Friday night and did not turn it back on until Monday morning. I just decided that I spend entirely too much time in cyberspace and not enough in real-life-space with people I can hear, see and touch and doing things that require getting off my butt and the only way to change that is to reevaluate my priorities.
It’s not that I think being connected with people I have met in computer world is not important, they are important and some have become valued friends, it’s simply that I need to do other things, too. Somehow the computer has become addictive and I have allowed it to be something I need rather than something to use and enjoy. I guess I need to detox.
I won’t be going cold turkey! I will still write and participate in challenges but only during the week. I will limit time spent computing and turn it off completely on the weekends. This will also limit time visiting and commenting. Most likely I will visit but commenting may not happen as often or may be just a few words shared. I am sorry but when the timer goes off so does the computer.
Of course, I may change my mind tomorrow or next week. Or it’s possible that my ditzy self may go over the edge and get the mubblefubbles or start seeing pink elephants wandering around on my balcony. If this happens I will let you know and you can do an intervention or something.