Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This last Tuesday I was struck ill by a virus and, despite my wishes, stayed home sick from work. I ended up nearly bedridden for three days followed by a busy weekend which most likely prolonged my ability to get well. Now, I am not telling you this for your sympathy, but instead to share with you a discovery. It's no news that time away from the computer and the internet is a good thing every so often, I just had no idea how good. For someone who spends all her free time and all her work time behind a screen of some sort, it was very hard to avoid checking YouTube and Twitter for days at a time. I'm very glad I did. Being unconnected was so freeing, I actually felt more creative and wanted to write more and learn more and expand my mind and experiences. It's hard to describe, but not knowing what was going on in the internet world cured me of my writers (and creativity) block. And no...it was not the overdose of cough syrup that propelled this surge of inspiration, simply the lack of instant digital stimuli. I'm not saying I'm giving up the internet, not even. The internet is a very wonderful platform I intend to be involved in for my life. It's just nice to pretend it dose not exist a few times a year.