Happy Sunday Salon to you! After what feels like at least a year of faulty internet service we have changed service providers and (knock wood) actually have a consistent internet connection. Of course, I feel like I have to wait a week or two to make sure, but it seems solid, fast and reliable.
This experience has actually been educational. I learned that my relationships with other bloggers are valuable in ways I did not anticipate, and how comments, even a quick hello, help to maintain those relationships. I also learned that I need to limit my time on the computer, there are other things in my life that will suffer if I don’t.
How much time do you devote to the internet? What do you do with your “free” time when you’re not online? When you are not using your “smart” phone to surf the net or “twittering” with your friends?
I realize that “free” time is completely subjective. There is work, both in the home and out of it, family joys and obligations, professional obligations. I have made some life choices that allow me to have time to devote to things I love without feeling like I am avoiding or ignoring my obligations. This also means I can spend my free time sitting online instead of being outside, or reading or doing other things I enjoy.
With this new connectivity I can catch up on posting reviews, visiting blogs and leaving comments! I also choose to limit my time in front of my lovely laptop.
This week I finished reading two novels, a short fantasy and am almost through the entire Bone series. I’m not as far long on my challenges as I would like to be but that’s okay. Come June I will check again and drop a few if I feel I will not complete them.