T is for technology
I will admit I struggled a little with what word to write about. I do however rely a lot on technology. I spend a lot of the day on my laptop reading posts and posting on WordPress. I connect with friends and family on Facebook and I try to keep up with my email.
There is also my phone. A smart phone that lets me take and edit pictures, there are games to play, I can access WordPress and email if I am away from my laptop, I have access to all the internet offers, and oh yeah, I can call and text people.
I stream movies on Netflix and watch a little digital TV. Oh and there is the WiFi that I use for both my laptop and phone. I have a few ebooks and audio books I “read” during the day. And music… it is available in so many forms. As I write this I have Pink Floyd’s The Wall in my ear from the millions of videos on YouTube.
I am one who has fully embraced the computer age and wanders through the maze of the internet. Who would have thought it all started with an Atari (yes, Atari) computer my Dad bought when I was a teenager? Are you plugged in a lot too?
Follow my A to Z challenge:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S
I had an inkling things were bad
Although it was hard to tell
Because you never really talk to me
The silence has been hell
But others fill your fantasies
Your voyeuristic ways
You sit and watch each night
And sometimes all the days
Just a touch from you would thrill me
Make me feel so alive
But instead you stare at the screen
On the internet you thrive
So I think I’ll pack my things up
I believe it is time to leave
But you’re so busy scrolling
You probably won’t even grieve
I have undertaken a challenge this year. I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel. No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment. Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day. Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog. Let’s find some fun!
A quiet day… nothing big, nothing fancy. I felt better than I had. I did get an email from a friend. I was able to post on WP. I played a game on Facebook. I really think some days I would be lost without my laptop. The digital age is a part of out lives. On just a routine day it keeps us connected to those we love and can entertain us for hours. I know I could go a day (or more) without any internet, but I have come to realize on regular days it is an important part of my day. My morning coffee over the most recent emails. An afternoon spent reading posts here. The evening unwind with some writing and games. So on an ordinary day I am happy I have wi-fi and am grateful for the time to enjoy it.