I’ve had a little technology-induced anxiety lately. (TIA, that’s probably a thing, right?) Finally on Friday, I hit a stopping point. I scheduled my blog posts for the weekend, said goodbye to facebook, and sent a final tweet.
Lest I be tempted, we were spending the weekend with our friends in the woods. No cable, no wifi, no cell service. My kindle’s allowed because it looks like a book (my rules).
- Saturday we went skiing and we had a signal at the lodge. I had to call my mom for her birthday so I figured there was no harm in checking my blog real quick… and it would be rude not to reply to comments, right? Oh and I just had to tweet one picture of me looking dorky in the Blue Moon hat I won in a raffle:
But then Tom happened to open facebook on my phone, and I actually resisted the urge to look at it, even though I saw that I had two (2!) pending friend requests.
- Sunday, we went up to my alma mater town, Binghamton, and I couldn’t resist checking in on Foursquare. I mean, I was in Binghamton! How often does that happen?
But by Monday morning when we left the cabin, I didn’t even want to look at technology anymore. I didn’t check my phone all day while shopping. When I came home, I checked my computer rather begrudgingly, and got tired.
Of course, now I’m way behind on stuff. Work stopped for the weekend but the rest of the world did not.
Oh, and, as if to test my own limits, I accidentally left my phone at work when I left today. Didn’t realize until I was on the train with no way to call for a ride. Turns out I do need technology.
This, pathetically, was the only message I was able to tap out from my kindle. (As a book notation on Pride & Prejudice).
It kind of worked… in that my mom sent her fiance looking for me, except I didn’t know that so I just took a cab home. Oops. I guess it’s time to fully rejoin the real world.
Have you ever successfully or unsuccessfully quit technology?