Wednesday, June 11, 2014
the day after
I unplugged yesterday. Kept things turned off. It was horrible.
I thought I'd have the hardest time with the TV. I'm a TV baby. It's always on, pretty much 365/24/7 and has always been for as long as I can remember. It was our babysitter, entertainer and background music for our lives. Interesting to me was that I missed the TV less than anything else. The only time it was hard was first thing in the morning because I watch my DVR'd late night shows with my coffee.
I'm not much of a phone chatter so that didn't bother me and it wasn't a surprise that I didn't miss my phone. I made notes on stickies instead on my phone's notepad.
Not opening my laptop all day was very hard. I looked at it lovingly, wishing I could check my email or read facebook or blogs. I wanted to google the answers to all kinds of questions. I wanted to use it to procrastinate all day. Not opening the lid freed up all kinds of time.
Thank goodness I still have some actual books. I read The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler (which I recommend to all creative types) and got halfway through. I buy reference books in paper form. Otherwise, I would have been reading cereal boxes. I made lots of paper notes to help the revision of Divine Death. I didn't miss anything while I was reading but that's not really news.
It's not good that I am so dependent on internet access. I don't like how out of sorts I felt by being away for only 24 hours. Something to work on.
I'm happy to know that I can go without my TV.