I could appreciate the little things around me – the sound of the birds, the bright blue sky, the cool morning breeze brushing past my face. Alright enough of that crap ! Little did I realize that I would be buried under mounds and mounds of unread mails and subscriptions. Oh yes my friends, I endured 5 days without Internet. Now, people who know me pretty well will tell you what an achievement that is.
I was away from home for a 5-day college camp. In my language, that sentence can simply be translated to “No Internet for 5 days. Whatsoever”. I managed the first few days pretty well but after that my hands were itching to use my Hosteler Friend’s WiFi. Oh, I did use my self restraint but on the last night of the camp, I yielded to the pressure.
I opened my facebook page to see those welcoming red notification icons. They were such a sight for the eyes. Next, I opened my mail and well, gulped. Dozens of unread mails.This is not helping! So I opened WordPress. So many freshly pressed posts on the front page. Oh no, not just ‘many’ but 2 whole pages of “Freshly Pressed” content.I knew what was coming in the “Read” tab but it was a bit to much for me to take- nearly 150 new posts to read. It took nearly an hour to read them all. As if there isn’t enough already on my plate, my books are throwing a puppy-dog face for me to read them. I thought I will get over my writer’s block after a 5 refreshing days from the camp. Nay. I haven’t!
Now that made me think. Why is the world so diff(icult)errent without Internet? The world has changed so much since the last time I logged in (Alright , I know that sentence sounds over the top) but Miley’s engaged ? What is this new deal about Bath salts? Frankly, it seems really creepy. However, there is one thing that hasn’t changed at all. You know what ? Yahoo’s news content. They still bring the same dose of worthless Celebrity “News”.
So I’ve come to a few conclusions. I must stop following way too much Celebrity “news” and read some real news. Secondly, it is very hard catch up with the world with no internet. So what about you? You think you can manage no-internet days pretty well ?