Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Me: Unplugged

It’s been a long time since I posted, with good reason.  Don’t worry; I’m not going to bore you with the normal excuses. I really do have a good reason.  This summer I made the conscious decision to go unplugged (not to be confused with “unraveled”).  What I mean is to discontinue phone and internet service in the home/home office.  I didn’t want you to think I went totally off of my rocker and got rid of the TV’s and computer totally.
There were a couple of factors that steered me in this direction. First and foremost were finances. We just couldn’t continue with the internet/phone costs any longer.  We never really had it in the personal budget in the first place. The business budget has been thinned out this year, as well.  I know that my own lack of motivation to really search for new projects is a huge factor. The driving force of that lack of motivation, my love of TV. Or more specifically watching shows from various networks all day long on Hulu. Man I do miss me some Eureka, Haven, Warehouse 13, Pretty Little Liars, Design Star…I better stop before I start convulsing from withdrawal.
I’m sure you can see why not having the distraction of the internet in the home might just allow me to use my time more productively (both personally and professionally).  You know what? It worked!
I know there are a lot of people that can balance time on the internet and personal life. I’m not one of those. Am I saying I will never have internet again? Heck No. I’m just using this time to reintroduce some much needed time management skills. I have some pretty specific plans in place to keep my business afloat (maybe even improving it) without have internet readily available. 
So, there you go. That is why I have been MIA. I’m kind of off the grid. I’ll keep you posted on how this is working more me/us.
Question: Since you have had internet connection, what is the longest duration that you have gone without internet? How’d that work for you?


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