- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
I was just sitting here thinking about my life, as it is.
I know I have some room for improvement (we all do right?) and Ive been tryin to think of different ways to kind if self improve so to speak, figure myself out (even more) I went through a GIANT learning/changing time when I was 19/20 but I realized that yesterday I turned 24 and I haven’t done a whole lot of working on myself lately. I need to keep on it! It’s nice to think “oh yeah I’m way more well adjusted and figured out” but really, there’s always room for improvement.
So I was thinking about what I need to improve and I realized it’s this. The irony of this whole post is astounding really, but I have to get it all out there.
Not just the Bee of course, but Internet socializing in general.Woah. Just woah.
Sure I like to sit around and say it’s crazy to waste away your days on the internet. And maybe I don’t spend THAT much time on it either. But really, I have come to realize, it has taken away something vital from me. It hasn’t killed my social skills and my grammar is still pretty good (iPhone posts not counted because I have a heck of a ten with this thing..) and sure I still see people in real life and enjoy conversation.
But it’s kind of taken away my NEED for it. I enjoy people and socializing, but it’s like everything is available in the comfort of my home. Convenient. Easy. I can see how my friends are doing, talk to them, see how the party went, ask advice from the bees, see who’s engaged it married or having babies. Heck , some of my teachers send messages on Facebook and we have a uni cohort group that we share info on. Everything is RIGHT HERE. In the palm of my hand.
Its too easy. It’s just too simple. Irresistible really.
Im just going to say it. I miss my friends. I miss my life. I miss the real thing!
I like Facebook for seeing pictures of my family that’s across the country, keeping up with friends that moved away. I don’t think it needs to be dumped wayward. I just think I need some serious moderation.
And such, I come to the point of this post. My self imposed internet Restriction. I have one more week of class and then a month off, not back until January. I’m going to spend this December doing things that count and better me and have little or nothing to do with the internet. I’m going to read books, go for coffee and tea with people, have get togethera, learn yoga and get to know my real life again.
I’m not going to pretend I’m never going to open a browser page because let’s face it.. I probably will. I use google for some handy things sometimes (like fixing the car) But I am going to figure out some plan to keep me away from such wonderfully addicting socializing places. And just get out there and be a real human, a person who doesn’t care what FB or the bee or whatever has to say. I just don’t want it to be anywhere near my mind for a while.
As wonderful as the internet is, I feel like maybe it’s holding me back in some way.
Anyone agree/ wanna make a plan and solemn pledge with me? 😛
Eta: it’s not December yet 😉