I thought maybe I had a disorder. Maybe an addiction. Am I normal? Is this right? Hmm.
So I tried something.
I unplugged for 3 days. Those of you who visit my site regularly know that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I did not blog, check blogs, Facebook, or e-mail. For three whole days.
I survived! Not only did I survive, but I also found out something that took me quite by surprise (not really, but I need some drama in here somewhere for the fun of it). I am not addicted or suffering from some ego disorder. I am normal. Everything is just fine. Howdy Doody!! Hip Hip Hooray!!
I was concerned that I was spending too much time online. Turns out the only time I come on the computer is when there is a lull in activity — kids are sleeping, eating, watching a movie, playing w/no interest in me, etc. Well during my 3 days of being unplugged I found myself pacing the floor trying to find something to do during those down times. I would tinker a bit here or there, but, really, sometimes I’d just stare off in space trying to entertain myself. LOL! I’m serious.
What a relief.
My house is no cleaner than normal, my laundry pile is no smaller than normal, my kids are no happier than normal, and my life is pretty much the same and was for those 3 days as it is always. Normal. Just normal.
So I don’t have an addiction. Nope. Not even a slight one. Yay!
Know what else I found out. Ok so I already knew this, but more drama to make it interesting.
I wasn’t really missed. Nah. The blogs went on. Nobody cried. Nobody lost sleep.
I won’t be able to catch up on everyone’s blogs. I read too many to try that. Then I would be on the computer neglecting my responsibilities. But I’ll pick up where I left off.
It’s good to be back. It’s even better to know for sure that spending time online isn’t a priority for me. It really is what it started out as so many, many years ago — a way to connect with people I would otherwise never have met and a source of entertainment for those moments when I am on the verge of boredom.
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