My April without surfing the internet

April was my month without surfing the internet, except for strictly work related stuff. I know, it’s not exactly the most strict rule but I can’t really go without internet entirely right now. I’d love to though, and that’s definitely something I’ll try in the future as soon as I can take an entire month off.

Regardless, it was an interesting month. I realized how much I need the internet and at the same time how much I don’t need the web. It’s surprising (ok not really that surprising) how many things need an internet connection these days. And I’m not an IOT person by any means so I’m nowhere near as connected as I could be. And that’s a good thing.

It’s quite funny, I’m realizing how I’m slowing drifting away from the web while working as a web developer at the same time. Ironic. But probably not surprising. In a world that’s always connected, the offline time is getting more and more valuable. And rare.

We always talk about work life balance but to me, the on and off line life balance is way more interesting. Is going to be interesting to observe how this particular aspect of my life will evolve in the future. Anyway as a direct result of this month I decided to add a new rule to my life: I’m not going to read news or watch videos unless someone send them directly to me. I’ll use other people as my personal web filter. If something is worth it, I’m sure it will find its way to me. Also, I decided I’m only going to open Twitter when I post something on The Gallery. My personal account is already shut down, so that’s not a concern but I still check the Gallery one every now and then.

And that’s it for April. May’s here already and life drinking only water is quite tough. But I’m glad to be back here.