Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What If Wednesday: What if I logged off

Welcome to the first What If Wednesday!

Today's Topic:  What If...I logged off?

Remember...only 5-10 minutes of writing.  And....go!

MoreThanCheeseandBeer

I've been open about my addiction problem with the Internet lately.  And I can't help but wonder all the things I could be doing if I were to just...log off.  

I might miss another enraging post by someone I feel like I can't delete.  I might miss something really fun trending on Twitter, and I LOVE me some hashtags.  I might miss a really funny meme.  

But think of all the things I might actually get done if I logged off Facebook, Twitter, and all other forms of social media or if I were to actually log out of Netflix for a few days...I might actually put on the couch cover I bought for my couch two days ago.  The plan was to vacuum the couch, clean UNDER it, and then put on the new cover.  It's been sitting there on a chair in the kitchen looking at me for two days.  

If I were to log off...I might actually tackle the pile of totally clean laundry sitting in front of my closet where I tossed it all while I was busy multi-tasking, promising myself that I would sit down and fold/hang it all when I lost steam because it would be a great job to sit down and watch a movie and do.  I tell myself that lie a lot.  It never really happens. 

If I were to log off...I might actually catch up on my correspondence.  I actually send physical mail to people.  I try to be one of those people who remembers to send cards in the mail.  

If I were to log off...my house would be cleaner.  I might be forced to go to Yoga instead of lying to myself about how "busy" I am when in reality I'm just busy doing  nothing on Facebook. 

I used to criticize people who would pay to play games that are free, but only up to a certain point like Candy Crush.  But I just realized....holy shit, I'm paying for Facebook every time I give up TIME I could be using to do something that would improve my life.  Entertainment is important, but not at the cost of the life I want.


2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of What if Wednesday. This is pretty cool. Also, funny story...ever since posting my What if Wednesday, my family thinks I have a serious internet problem. Damn it. I need to type up a statement on my blog that says something like, "The words on my blog cannot and will not be used against me."

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  2. Love this! Let me know what next week's topic is. I am interested in hanging out on Wednesdays, wondering "what if" with you. ;)

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