What do you mean no internet?!
Yeah, so our internet has been down for at least a month, one week of which we were out-of-town, so we didn’t really care. Let’s just say we now care! Initially it was sporadic, at best. Now zip, notta, zilch, zero. We’ve been siphoning off our neighbor’s wi-fi for some time, I’m embarrassed to say, albeit we were granted permission to use it. I’ve been so desperate a couple of times that I’ve actually filled out important school forms via my cellphone’s data!
It has become astounding to me what all we do that requires internet access. I didn’t realize how dependent I’ve become on it for reading, researching, checking email and social media, signing up for events, and on the list goes. If I’m being honest, I feel like I’m trying to detox off of drugs! It’s like I can sit here holding my laptop just so, waiting for the signal to (fingers crossed!) pull in from my neighbor’s wi-fi, or I can go to the nearest McD’s offering free wi-fi service and hang out in the parking lot as if I’m waiting on my drug fix. I’m now an internet junkie!
“Hello, my name is Aimee, and I’m addicted to the internet.”
Depending on how I “spin” my current situation, I feel freed from the bind the bandwidth has had on me. It’s amazing how much more I’ve accomplished around the house since being without. On the flip side, I’m keeping a rather lengthy list of all that needs to be done once I’m back among the living and can connect to the information super highway. If you really think about it, it’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t so connected to all things IT. With less and less personal interaction and the continued rise of being a ‘one man show on the go’, it’s no wonder one is left scratching his head when the internet is down.
Soon enough, I’ll be back in business. For now, though, I think I’ll kick back and enjoy my newfound freedom. Heck, I may actually get some work done around the house, finish reading a book, and even have dinner ready on time for a change!