So this week I've been rather inactive on the blog, partly due to the fact that I've got a lot going on, and partly due to the fact that a big storm knocked out my internet for 2 days..yay. In fact, I'm writing this post from a Starbucks because I've actually got a connection here.
It has really made me think about the dependency we have on technology...even the smallest of daily habits can be totally uprooted by a lack of properly working technology or internet connection. In a sense, it was a good thing to experience something like this because it makes me realize how connected I have become, and that it is good to take a day or so to unplug and disconnect from the constant barrage of technology and connectedness to social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even blogging will continue on without my appearance and will continue to move forward regardless of whether or not I am constantly checking, updating, and contributing things. Hm. There's an interesting thought.
Going along on this same pattern, it makes me think back to when the mail service was the only way of connecting to those who lived far away from us. Sure they might have had a telegram or a telephone, but none of the rapid email, texting and social media that we have today. People communicated through letters and face-to-face visits; life was slower, less hurried and stressed. Why is it that the more connected we become, the more disconnected we feel? Is it possible that through a "disconnection" we might actually feel "reconnected"? Perhaps I will actually schedule a few of my own interruptions in order to find the peace and solitude that is truly necessary to a happy and stressless life..