Not long after I published the post below this one, I decided to turn off the computer. So, I went more than 24 hours without the computer. I did other things: I took a long nap, I hung out with people I loved, I compiled the massive (5+page) to-do list. I watched tv and I knit. And when I signed on late last night, the internet was still here. It had survived without me.
I’m pretty sure this is going to become a regular thing, this turning off the computer and being IRL instead. It was…liberating to just turn the computer off. See, even gold chains are still chains, yk? I’ve let myself become a prisoner to the internet, and that is totally not cool. It’s supposed to be a tool, not a jailer. You know that saying about work expanding to fill the time you allot it? Yep, totally true. With the miracles of auto publishing, I can still meet any weekend posting commitments I have without actually being here. Ha, got to love the magic of the internets. The same things that keep you here enable you to escape.
Now, please excuse me. I need to check the laundry.