Monday, March 03, 2008

internet diet

i talked about it a couple of weeks ago, going on an internet diet. spending less time in front of the computer. less time in the blogosphere. less time in online retail therapy. and today is the day. i am allowing myself to be here until 9 a.m. (that's 48 minutes from now). then, i walk away from the computer and do not come back to it until 2 p.m. that will be 5 whole hours away from in front of the internet. i can do this.

i'm on the third day of my detox diet. already i'm feeling physically clearer and, strangely enough, mentally clearer. that's why i feel the time is right for the internet diet. maybe it's the light coming back and the general whiff of spring in the air, but i feel like putting my house in order, both literally and figuratively. and one cannot do that if one is spending the whole day surfing the blogosphere. there are so many things to do. things to create. things to tidy up. music to be listened to. i simply cannot waste my life online in the black hole that is the internet.

it's fascinating, actually, how time can pass online. you look at someone's cute creations on etsy. you feel inspired by it, so you go have a look at their blog. from their blog, there are links to other blogs of other people who are also making cool things. so, you go there. and then THEY have more links to more cool stuff. it's endless. and endlessly fascinating, actually. and even inspiring. but what good is inspiration if you only look and never do? so today, i will stop looking and start doing.

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