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Β A Day In The Life of Me Without Internet

What’s life like without internet? Keeping reading to find out.

Friday Night

Friday after work I headed to the Mall to do a little retail therapy. Before leaving I made a quick stop at the supermarket to pick up some items. I arrived at home ten minutes later, put some clothes into the washer, packed the grocery items neatly into the cupboard, took a shower and made a quick dinner.

Usually I look at a movie or series on Netflix to set the mood for the weekend while enjoying bag of popcorn, my favourite snack.

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Trial & Error

While having dinner I logged in to my laptop computer and none of the web pages loaded. Upon checking the internet signal bar, the yellow caution sign. This is an indication of no connection.

“Probably my internet needs resetting” I said to myself. Noting that for persons who live alone it is quite normal to have these types of conversations with yourself. lol

Two minutes after hitting the reset button and waiting for the internet to reconfigure, the caution sign had not moved.

“Please don’t tell me this!” Another thought that ran through my mind.

Despite being hungry I was slowly losing appetite for my dinner.

The light on the router kept blinking on and off so I did the hard reset the router a couple more times. However, none of that worked neither did anything of interest show on the television.

Instead of wasting more time and torturing myself, I went to bed at the stroke of midnight.

Saturday morning

Took a shower, made coffee, had breakfast and completed the unfinished laundry.

Logged in to my computer and to my surprise the internet appeared to be working fine for roughly two hours before giving problems again.

Last resort was to call the Cable Company which I did and spoke to a technician who tried troubleshooting the issue remotely. We soon noticed that this did not solve the issue. We scheduled an appointment for a house visit for the following week.

Moment of reflection

Several attempts were made to utilize this down time to write new content but my creative juices were not flowing. Out of the many topics in my journal I couldn’t settle my thoughts on anything other than A Day In The Life of Me Without Internet.

Strangely, it was almost impossible to do anything else this weekend. Even things that did not involve use of the internet.

Are we living in a society where persons can not function without the use of internet?

Some countries for example Cuba, the internet is not 100% accessible to every citizen. Could it be that they are either used to that lifestyle or have grown to accept the situation as it is?

Have we grown so accustomed to being “connected” everyday that life suddenly falls apart when we are disconnected from the remainder of the world?

End Note

Thankfully the situation was rectified on Tuesday morning. The issue was actually with the phone line located outside of the building which had to be changed.

How did you spend your weekend?

 

I also want to let you guys know that I finally launched my online store. For now I am selling printable posters and may add more products in the future. You can find it at the menu above this post or by clicking here.

 

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  • Mamabops

    Oh man, I get so annoyed when the Internet doesn’t work! Especially as a blogger, I need the Internet to work on my business! Glad you were able to get a little time unplugged, though. πŸ™‚

    • Yes it can be annoying without it lol. I also need it for my blog and business. But I also agree that the time away from it was refreshing. πŸ˜€

  • JustMadeTheCut

    I had the same dilemma where I had to depend on my mobile data all weekend. I am in a long distance relationship and when I got the notification that I exceeded my data allowance we panicked. I can’t imagine a full weekend without any sort of internet connectivity.

    • Wow! lol I can relate. Its scary how we depend so much on the internet.

  • Christine Marie

    Such a great post. We all need to disconnect every once in awhile and take a step back πŸ™‚

    Xx, Christine
    http://www.christine-marie.com

  • Keila Bernowitz

    Kinda nice to disconnect, huh?! Even by force we need it sometimes lol! Love this post

    • HAHA that’s so true Keila. Definitely need that at times πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • Abhishek Goyal

    Really superb article. Thanks Shevy for sharing such a beautiful article. Sometime I also felt in the past that What will i do if there is no internet someday. Great Post!

    • Thanks Abhishek! You can catch up on reading some books or reflect on life during moments like these πŸ™‚

  • CoRina Culeva

    Thanks for sharing, Shevy! It is really impressive and at the same time terrifying how dependent on internet we’ve become. My internet free moments are when I go back to my home country, and not because it is not accessible there, but just because I am enjoying the family moments so much that I don’t even have time ti think about internet :).

    • That’s true Corina. When I go back to my home country I am not so engrossed in the internet as I am now. I really think the environment contributes to our choices. hmm

  • Marion Mithamo

    Hi Shevy, thanks for sharing your day with us! I have moments where I feel like I wouldn’t mind being in a total blackout from the internet, but I always crack! It would certainly be lovely to visit a place like Cuba, where the choice was taken from me, and maybe I would be just fine? I should like to think so πŸ˜€ Great post! πŸ˜€

    http://www.scrapbookjourneys.com

    • Thanks Marion. I think the problem is adjusting and if we were to visit Cuba for perhaps a weekend we would very well survive lol

  • A day without internet???? WOW, for me the thought is kind of scary…. but at might be fun….. Thanks Shevy for this enlightenment

    • Yes Godwin it was practically my entire weekend rather than 1 day lol

  • Neil Copping

    A life without the internet is hard to imagine nowadays. I can relate to this though, a couple of months ago my internet went down for over a week, it was a nightmare especially as I have an online business. Spent my time catching up on my reading and watching normal TV. I could not believe I had to sit through all the adverts lol, I forgot how annoying ads were lol. Saying that it was good to have a break and reflect on my life so far, good to stop the constant distractions and have a bit of quiet time. Thanks for sharing this post, very interesting!

    • Lol Neil I also hate watching advertisements during my shows. I can’t imagine no internet for a week though. But I imagine it was a really good break. Some “me time” is also essential. Thanks for sharing your story as well πŸ™‚

  • Kasia

    Now that I’ve launched my blog I’m even more ‘attached’ to my internet. It’s hard to stay away from it. But I have to say when I go on vacation I find myself so removed from the online world and able to just let it go. It’s here that I can’t seem to do it. I have to start implementing ‘A day without internet’ at least once a month! That would be very healthy πŸ™‚

    • Hi Kasia I think a day without internet is a great trend to start. lol It would definitely be healthy

  • J Shan Trice

    You grow accustomed to having the internet at your finger tips because it is our norm, after all humans are creatures of habit. Sad to say but I think I need my internet fix hourly!

    • Thats true J Shan. lol careful what you ask for! πŸ˜€

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