Beginning to feel my age, I suppose. My children are aging out and moving on, and while I still have 3 at home full-time and 1 away at college, I sometimes long for the old days. Before texting. Before Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.
While I do remember how I felt "trapped" at home with no one around from time to time, I miss the old days when we could shut the world out. Really shut the world out. And the only way to let the world in was if they called on the phone or showed up on the door step.
I do enjoy having the technology now, but this mindset of having to respond instantaneously, (I mean really, does everyone respond like that? And why is that an expectation?) is driving me to start to wonder if I might go rogue and ditch my cell phone (don't really use it as a phone anyway), fb, and all the other "fun" things I feel slave to.
This would mean I would re-claim a landline and communicate via email or **GASP** hand-written letters! That would not be horrible. Maybe I would even finish one of the books in my stack. Or consistently write on the blog. I could be the new "hipster" thing. Hm.
(In an effort to get my blogging back in gear, I have taken the #microblogmonday challenge. You can jump back into blogging too!)