I had been feeling sick of the place it held in my life.
‘Checking in’ every time I had five minutes.
After a while I realised that every spare five minutes was going to it.
What about me? I heard a little inner voice chiming.
Do you know? I couldn’t remember the last time I had in individual thought.
That freaked me out. The internet was switching off my brain and sapping my individuality.
I know that sounds a bit extreme but when you only have a handful of five minute slots throughout the day and they are cashed in inadvertent escapism it feels like you are losing yourself.
Thing is, I didn’t want to escape.
Isn’t that nice?
Don’t get me wrong, the internet has been a saving grace during some tough times.
Just to supplement the isolation of staying at home with kids was enough but there were other things I got out of it.
The expression and growth that comes from blogging, supportive private groups on facebook, the friends I have made.
I could never dis the internet for opening up my world but at the same time, like I said, when you only have a handful of five minute slots during the working 24/7 that comes with being a parent I found that there is a fine line between socialising and escapism.
So below you will find some things I’ve realised after taking time off:
So there you have it. I’m off again.
Will I be back?
I don’t know yet.
Would love to hear from you if you are still out there!
Thanks for reading,