I’ve been away for a few days, in a place where I had no internet access, where phone reception was kind of sketchy, and where I didn’t miss any of it at all. The most modern tech I got was using a stove, a coffeemaker, and my blowdryer. That even seemed a little much. There was a movie night and it was nice having a TV, but that was the only time it was on the three days I was with my friends.
I didn’t miss the blog, either, or Facebook or email or surfing endlessly to no purpose other than frittering my time–and my life–away. None of these are inherently wrong or bad, and I’m not suggesting everyone become Luddites, but really. Did not miss them at all. I’ve been catching up on my email and I’ve looked at my Facebook stuff since my return, the email because I sort of need to be in contact with some folks, and the Facebook because it’s there. It seems kind of silly to me right now. I do use it to keep up with my widely scattered friends, but I’m thinking I don’t need to be there every day.
As far as the blog goes–well, I’ve said it before. I think I’ve gone as far as I can or should with it. It’s served a purpose, and a fine one at that, but it’s time to move on from it. I have other plans, other goals, other needs. It’s time to go in a different direction. This will be my last post.
I’m grateful to everyone who has read the blog, who has commented, who has offered support and encouragement. I thank you for that.
To the one who holds my heart–you will until the end, babe.