So I was thinking the other day about how hard it is now to isolate yourself from the world. A girl in my ECMP class the other day was mentioning how no longer can we just turn of the television and the radio. Instead if we really want to take a break then we must turn of our phones, stay away from the computer, and then be prepared to apologize for ignoring all your texts for the weekend (or day, or hour, depending on how much time you can handle away from facebook).
I feel very much behind sometimes when I consider how connected I could be. I don’t own a cell phone (unless you count my husbands) and it takes me five minutes to send a text. An iPhone would probably be too much for me to handle. I like facebook, but if I don’t check it for a day or two I’ll survive. I feel no need to have the television going at all hours of the day.
So I am going to visit family this weekend and I know that I will be disconnected the entire time unless someone wants to watch some hockey (which is very likely knowing my husband’s family). It is liberating knowing that I can do this without worry about whose texts I missing. I’m excited to talk to people who I don’t see often face to face over a meal instead of through facebook posts and messages or skype.
I’m glad I am behind in terms of being connected to the rest of the world. I hope I can remain so. I’ll use technology when it is available, but I never want to be tied to it.