Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
I think it is funny that this post is called “life after blogs” because I was computer-less when I started my blog so I feel like this would be the reverse. I am more familiar with life without a computer than I am with one.
My parents were strict Catholic/Islander parents and by today’s standards many would have called me “sheltered.” Actually many people did call me sheltered. In some ways it wasn’t a bad thing.
I was a goodie goodie child who never broke the rules and it kept me on track and out of trouble. The trouble with all of this was that when I went out into the BIG Bad world, I struggled to have my own opinion. I had spent my entire life doing the “right things” rather than doing what I believed to be right.
I was not raised with technology and throughout highschool used a computer only for the word processor. I thought there was an art to paging through an actual book rather than looking online. The internet was dangerous and could corrupt me… At least that was what I was told.
I bought my 1st laptop when I was 17 and hardly knew how to use it, but it came in handy when I left for college. When I was 19 my abusive ex destroyed it and I didn’t get another computer until I was 26.
Rewinding a little bit… I had even gone to a college that had a strict technology policy. We were not allowed to have cellphones at all, no ipods on campus, and no personal internet in our apartments. Being the new rebel that I was I learned how to access a shared network from my bedroom, but I got written up by the dean when one of the other students ratted me out.
So I spent the next 7 years without a computer. It made applying to jobs more difficult. Now looking back I wonder how I ever did it.
Before my computer, I never understood the exact appeal of Netflix and youtube. And email seemed so impersonal.
I used to hangout and meet with friends more often before I got a computer.
Now I honestly cannot imagine life without it especially not as a college student. It is such a helpful and valuable resource with an unending wealth of knowledge and support.
I think that the only way I would give up my computer would be if I chose to travel the world or live in a place that does not have good internet reception. But if I traveled the world, I would still want access to a computer so that I could share my adventures with you on my blog.
One thing I know for sure is that if you do not have a computer you MUST have a big imagination.
What do you think? Can you imagine life without a computer? Comment below to share!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,