Those of you that read my last blog post will know that I’ve recently moved house! I now live in a beautiful house with two of my best friends and I couldn’t be happier! It was tough for the first month though because we didn’t have wifi. For some unknown reason, it took nearly a month(and many angry phone calls) to finally get the internet in our house. Now, I’m a person that lives on the internet. I hate going an hour without checking my phone, let alone whole days at a time. My phone is too rubbish to use the data properly and it ran out for the month within the first couple of days of moving. This meant that if I want to use the internet, I had to take my laptop into work and use it there which wasn’t too much of a nuisance but was certainly annoying. I needed the internet because I also write for a website every week so getting those done was difficult! I’d end up spending an extra 3 hours at work just to use the internet to write articles. The lack of wifi put me off of posting anything on here because I wanted to be settled in my house before focussing on this. We didn’t have internet, nor did we have an aerial for the TV so times were hard for us 21st century people. Yep, proper first world problem.
Spending so much time without constant access to the internet or TV taught me a few things:
- There’s only so many times you can play Solitaire on your phone before you get incredibly frustrated.
- Binge watching DVDs is quite similar to Netflix without the constant “Are you still watching?” message popping up every hour, but DVD players are noisy!
- Boardgames are still just as much fun now as they were when you were a kid. We’re developing quite the collection including Jenga and Frustration.
- You miss out on a lot of world events. If I had a day off work and was staying at home all day doing housework/unpacking, the next day when I could finally connect to an internet connection, you realise a lot of news can happen in one day.
- Group chat messages take a long time to scroll through if you miss a day or two.
Okay so being without the internet also helped me appreciate my own company and inspired me to actually read a book too but that little list is just a snippet. Having the internet back though is like getting my freedom back. I hate how reliant I am on it but that’s just how life is now and I’m not ashamed to say that I missed it more than I probably would miss a friend that went away for a month. This isn’t to say I value the internet more than friendship, but without the internet, I have no contact to some of my nearest and dearest. Without the internet, I wouldn’t be able to learn new things or educate myself further on subjects that aren’t at my immediate reach.
Internet, I love you. Please never leave me again.
Now that I have the internet back, I’ve started up my YouTube channel again. Here’s a link to it:
Have any of you ever had to have long periods of time without the internet? How did you cope? Also, do you have any fun video ideas for me?
Oodles of love…