But sometimes I loathe the internet.
|Shut 'er down.|
The benefits it holds for businesses and brands is huge, obviously. And the way it allows anyone anywhere to connect is pretty amazing. I keep in touch with everyone I need to, anytime I want. All of that stuff I stand behind; those are the parts I truly dig.
But internet, you are damn preachy.
I often get tired of being told what I should be doing, how I'm living life wrong, and 8 billion articles a day that tell me why I suck at any particular thing and should re-think who I am. No, I don't need to know "5 Things Your Business Should Be Doing That We Recently Told You Your Business Should Not Be Doing." or "56 Ways Your Dumbass Facebook Profile Is Keeping You From Finding Love". Nope. Don't care.
There's that, and the inability to avoid things. We're exposed to everything, everyone. Even the things we try to steer clear of have a way of coming out at us. It's because of the internet that "FOMO" (fear of missing out - I loathe this acronym) became a thing due to everyone's need to be included in everything. People can very easily begin to lose grip on reality.
Yes, I realize the stupidity of me complaining about the internet on my personal blog. It's not lost on me.
But I still daydream about going off the grid for more than a day or two at a time. Being on an island or in a cottage somewhere with no computer, no cell phone, no internet. Just me and whoever I choose to spend my time with - no social media distractions, no articles yelling at me, no information overload. Just peace.
|Daisy found our next home - no electricity.|
Ah, the joys of a love/hate relationship.
One day I'll master a balance. Until then, a chick can dream of something simpler.