What a wonderful vacation. A stay-cation. GROAN. I know you’d probably be happy to never have to hear the phrase stay-cation ever again. But honestly, how could you hate a thing that is as beautiful as not going to work, and getting to stay amongst all your favorite belongings, sleeping in and did I mention not having to go to work?
If I felt overwhelmed posting before the holidays, after a week away from the computer, where do I even begin? I thought I would go through internet withdrawal, but really, other than the annoyance of not being able to look up information and answer questions like “what will the temperature be like the rest of the week?” (below freezing) or “who is that actor in this episode of House?” (I’ll never know) … I managed.
A couple of the reasons I unplugged: being the internet junkie that I am, would I be able to do it? (Yes, I did it, and could have kept going if I wasn’t afraid my inbox would grow larger than fathomable) and Would I be more productive? Early on, I did come to the conclusion that, No, I can easily say that the internet actually keeps me more productive. I definitely use it as a motivational, and inspirational tool. If I feel lazy, I visit an online exercising community and I find the motivation to go work out. If I’m feeling bored I will visit flickr and admire a prolific artist and next thing I know my studio is calling my name and I can’t resist creating my own work. Without the internet I kind of just watched a lot of tv and lounged around. I didn’t even end up cracking the book I had planned on finishing.
So now I’m back, back to work, back to the computer, back to being plugged in.