I’m a blogger, and I use Instagram to promote my blog, so it’s safe to assume that I love the internet, I love having 3G and my life would be pretty different without it. I endeavour to post twice a week on my blog, and at least once a day on my Instagram and there was a time when, if I didn’t have anything to post or I didn’t have access to the internet, I would panic when I couldn’t post.
These last couple of weeks I have been busier than usual – I had a couple of events coming up at work that meant I was staying late regularly, I was travelling a lot (either for work or for holidays / seeing friends and family), I’ve started the BBG again, so I’m exercising more again, and I was also getting into a book and Love Island (don’t judge me), so yeah – you could say I’ve been busy! I’ve been away for work and away to see family and friends, but wifi / internet access is patchy at best on the train, a no-go on a flight and sometimes just absolutely pants.
Take this past weekend for example, we were in Tenby, West Wales, to watch my dad take place in the Long Course Weekend – an ironman essentially! Tenby’s mobile service and internet access is really quite terrible. I got a bit frustrated as I had written up 5 blog posts on the train on the way down and then I couldn’t post any of them. We’re so used to having (at the very least) access to 3G – especially in London. But I think it’s great to get out there and switch off every now and then – for your mental health and also for your social health (if there is such a thing). We spend so much time on our phones nowadays, it’s rare that we sit to have a conversation without someone’s phone on the table / catching their attention now and then.
To be honest, I would be lying if I said I’m completely okay with skipping a week blog posting or Instagram posting – because it makes me happy, that’s why I do it! But I’ve learnt not to be upset if I can’t because I don’t have internet access / don’t have anything to post.
But hey, whenever you’re without internet, just remember you’ll be back there soon and the sooner you realise that, the sooner you’ll enjoy yourself. Next time you’re without internet / phone signal, just head outside for a walk – play some music and take some pictures but just focus on being there, in that moment.