I am going to take four days off of being online.
The physical reason for this decision is my favorite Wi-Fi hangout will be closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sure, there are other hotspots I could visit, but I figured I should use this time to shake the digital noise out of my head.
The emotional reason for this decision is sometimes the internet and, more specifically, social media can be overwhelming, underwhelming, or something in between. I've been on various sites for less than two years, so I vividly recall a time before I was a slave to checking for interactions.
I'm not sure how I'll utilize the time I typically spend online. Hopefully catch up on editing. A print edition of my e-book serial will be released into the general population, sooner or later. I may also watch a few movies in my queue or possibly write something amazing. Who knows, maybe I'll make a real life friend who doesn't live 65 or more miles away. Considering I suck at real life stuff, this is seriously unlikely, but ya' never know.
I will miss visiting my various and varied online and real life friends over the next four days, but I believe my temporary absence from social media will be a healthy choice. At least it will give me an opportunity to focus on something else for a while.
Be well, Readers, and Freak Out (until Monday),