I've been thinking A LOT lately about a simpler way of life. I mean the old school way with no internet(I am such a generation X snob). I will admit, a lot of my time gets sucked into using technology. I know my husband has been wrestling with this recently too (probably a clear sign that God is calling us away for a while, but because we are sinful, we avoid His promptings- we are dumb sometimes). I have seriously thought about getting rid of the internet in our house- then I want to slap myself for thinking it. I feel as if it would cut me off from connecting with so many people. I then think about all the things I would get cleaned, organized, read, and finished if I didn't have the computer calling my name every time I walked by it. We don't have a house phone, so I feel like the internet is my only real way to connect with people because not everyone knows my cell phone number, but many know my email address.
I often wonder what kind of example I am setting for my kids if I am hooked on technology. Or then I wonder if it is the new wave of the future? I especially worry about losing my blogging buddies, facebook friends, and email pals. The internet has been a huge refuge for me throughout the first years of my children's lives. Its been a place to extress my frustrations with parenting, marriage, weigh loss and a way for me to stay connected with friends that we moved from. If we take the plunge and break free from technology, I worry about feeling isolated and alone, espeically since I will be home again next year ALL LONG WINTER Long.
Do you have any advice? I have tried to limit my time of use, but its no use, I have little self control.