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Sometimes I just don’t know how much I rely on the internet. When my father’s internet wasn’t working properly and he made the decision to change providers last week, I wasn’t able to use my computer on the internet. That was tough. It’s already tough being out of my regular routine, though I’m slowly establishing an adapted one more and more. It’s been tough knowing how much I try to work on my blog and then life happens, keeping me somewhat from continuing how I’d been going. I’m even having trouble writing in general (post upcoming).

Back to my point though. I often don’t really realize how much I use the internet and how much I truly rely on the internet all day, every day. Simple things like checking the temperature and time when I’m cooking a dish. General things like looking up information on a topic. Mundane things like uploading pictures to use later.

So, I experienced a bit of an eye-opening when we were without internet. Now that I’m more aware of how big a role the internet now plays in my every day life, from the simplest of tasks, to more involved and important tasks, I know I’ll be even more careful about the amount of time I’m on the computer and not active with Baby Boy.
I don’t think this will overall change anything about my life, I’m simply more aware and will watch how much direct face time I give Baby Boy. In the end, I know the internet will continue to be a big part of my life and I’ll continue to keep a balance with my family.

In the end, I know the internet will continue to be a big part of my life and I’ll continue to keep a balance with my family.

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It is what it is. This I know to be true. To sacrifice something, like this blog, that helps me isn’t something I’m willing or ready to do. This blog doesn’t take much of anything from my life, rather it actually enhances it. I’m able to “meet” people I likely wouldn’t have otherwise. I’m able to feel a sense of community with and among others. I’m able to experience a sense of acceptance and appreciation from others, as well as give those same feelings to others. Above all though, I’m able to spend less time just in my head, alone and separated from others. Therefore, I will continue to find balance every single day between the time I spend online and the time I spend fully present with my family.

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4 thoughts on “Internet Eye-Opener

  • February 28, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    You have a great perspective on balance. I think we often think of these things in black and white terms – the internet is ALL bad or real life friendships are the ONLY ones that count. Whereas life keeps proving to me that there are infinite gradations of grey. And blue. And green. And red… you get the point! Being able to accept that there is both value and danger in something keeps you humble and open in ways that are surely healthful and positive.
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    • March 1, 2014 at 12:55 am

      Absolutely, onebreath! There are so many gradations, even within the same experience. Perspective and balance for me, seem to be the hallmarks of a life well lived :)

    • March 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      We’re not faking! 😉


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