It has come to my attention lately that I’m more plugged into my virtual life than I am my real life.
At first I hated hearing this. I was mad and none too impressed with this assumption. I didn’t like it at all. But then I started thinking about it and realized how very true it is.
I won’t even admit how much time I spend online everyday. I read blogs, I comment on them, I spend time answering and writing emails, I spend time on MySpace and MySpace groups, I check Etsy compulsively. This takes up time… a lot of it.
The person who told me that I spent too much time online proposed that I spend time online – in my virtual life – because I’m scared to live my own. In truth, I think she is right. I was thinking today of what I might do in lieu of spending all this time online and I really do not know. I really cannot think of things to do outside of the Internet.
Now, I’m not about to re-nig on my NaBloPoMo commitment. I do plan to blog – thoughtfully – here everyday for the month of November. That is what I committed to do and I will uphold it. I also plan to keep reading all of the blogs that I love (seriously de-cluttered those some time ago) and commenting too. I know that I have friends in this community and want to keep those. Besides, I DO enjoy reading about what is going on your lives.
But all the other stuff, like mindless groups and friend collection pages… I don’t think so.
It is time I started learning – yes, LEARNING – how to live my life in real life. I have no idea how to live my life in real life as online is how I’ve done things for so long. I see and read about people who craft, craft, craft yet they post SO much on their blogs and email a ton too. I just wonder how they have time for it all or if they just manage their time better. I don’t know.
What I DO know is that I – me, myself, I – only have 24 hours in each day and I need to use them better. If anyone has advice on where to begin on this Internet-downsizing journey, please let me know. I’m not going to NO Internet but I at least need to go down 50%.
Please send me good vibes and any advice that you might have.
Don’t worry… you’ll hear from me again tomorrow. Or… maybe you should worry!
Oh and… HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!