Don’t panic readers, I am still alive! I know, I know, I’ve been gone for a while. But I have a decent reason. You see distaster struck. I knocked my glass of water over my MacBook. Okay, in the scheme of things, that’s not really a disaster, but I did cry.
Living without my Mac was an interesting experience. It wasn’t until I was without it that I realised how addicted to my macbook I really was. Getting ready for a night out used to take me and 2 hours because I would spend half the time on YouTube watching makeup videos but sans Mac I could get ready in under an hour and I started reading books because I no longer spent flights and train rides watching DVDs and writing. Not only that, the books I read were from books stores I visited on person not book stores that would show up on my paypal account. Breakfast at my house was also a little different. Instead of checking my email, facebook, twitter and the variety of other sites I check each morning, I engaged in real conversation over my bowl of honey-oats.
But for all the good to come out of being stuck on a technologicaly barren island, there was also some not so good consequences.
For instance, I lived in fear of something happening to my iPhone because I had nothing to backup and restore it with; my email went unchecked for days and, worst of all, I panicked every time I couldn’t find my camera, fearing that it had been stolen and I had lost a lot of photos.
Don’t get me wrong, I certainly needed a break from technology, but perhaps next time I’ll just leave my MacBook at home not spil 250mL of water on it.
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