Have you ever tried going the entire day without internet while still being productive? I was forced to today and I would like to say, with sadness in my heart, that it absolutely sucked. You see, today was a rather shitty day. Schools were let out early due to cold, icy weather. My driveway iced over a bit, so I was stuck at home – not like I have anywhere to go most days, anyway. I played videogames and a card game called golf with my sister. I wrote two articles – this one that I am working on and one other – and I ate some leftover Chinese food for dinner. Oh, and I salted the driveway a bit in case it got icier. Is that a word?
You could say that my day was somewhat productive. I mean, I did beat the Call of Duty: World War II campaign, although the creators really suck at making a good campaign anymore, as they do not seem to take their time. Still, I feel as though I have not done nearly as much as I had wanted. My phone had 4G throughout the day so I could post to Instagram and mess around online but I couldn’t do what I wanted since my laptop had no internet connectivity.
Yeah, I could have edited some of the photos that I had taken this year already, and I could have worked on my top five list of 2017. I could have printed out my top five images as well, placing them into a physical portfolio. But I didn’t want to do any of that. I didn’t have the motivation to do any of that. No, I wanted to work on my website, to format a blog post for the next day, to make sure that I didn’t have any important emails to respond to (my phone doesn’t like receiving emails when they are sent most days). Oh, and I also wanted to see about ordering some camera stuffs that I need to restock on, such as my fixer for my film developing.
I couldn’t do most of that, however, as I had no internet. And without internet, it seems as though I have no life.