I waited and I waited. Twelve o’clock came, then one o’clock then two o’clock. I could feel myself getting more and more stressed. By 2:15 I came to the conclusion that I am hopelessly addicted to the internet. I feel cut off from the world, from my life when I don’t have it. I know the first step is to admit one is an addict. I have taken that step. I admit it! I am an internet addict!
On Friday my service was restored – after more than 48 hours later. A long looooong 48 hours. However I did find that I had far more time to do things without the distraction of emails and I actually finished the first draft of Rock-a-bye Baby. I now have 11 days to proof it and get it ready for publishing. What with last minute Christmas shopping, end of year/Christmas parties and preparing to go away time will be tight. Perhaps the internet should go down again? Could I turn off the router? No, I couldn’t go that far!
But I have made a decision. When we go away at Christmas I will not take my laptop with me. I know it’ll be difficult – I know I’ll have withdrawal symptoms but I will do it, cold turkey! I will take it one day at a time. I will be strong. Of course, as a very last resort, I will have my iphone!
Till next timeJ