I waffled about writing a post for today. I just moved (yes, it FINALLY happened). I’m sick. And I have no internet. But I decided I wanted get out and see the community and see if there really was a Starbucks with internet close by. And I was in luck!
Today’s Writing Prompt: How has the internet changed your life – professionally and/or personally?
Here we go…
I was reading someone’s Facebook page just a bit ago and something she said struck. Nothing has changed and yet everything has changed.
She meant it in a more serious way but I really thought about it. So much has finally changed in my life. We’re now living in a new state, in a new house. Everything is different and yet it’s not. I have the same furniture and dishes. And I guess I’ll remember all of that once I unpack the 927 boxes I have.
But I decided to take a spin out into our new little suburban town to see if I could find some free wifi. Although my husband promised we would have it the day we moved it, Comcast (which seems to have quite the reputation) didn’t follow through on their word. So we have no internet. Let that sink in. NO INTERNET.
It’s not like we’re on vacation or something. The internet is my lifeline. It’s my social community. It’s my profession. It’s how I stay connected to the world and to people. And, yes, I have a “real life” in which I do that too.
So I set out for that free wifi. I had heard that was a small STarbucks in the Safeway grocery store and so I thought I’d check it out. But I felt weird carrying my laptop into the grocery store. So I drove around and found a freestanding Starbucks. I think it must be new. Super friendly people. So I sat down in a comfy chair with my iced green tea latte and logged on. I feel at home. I feel connected. Everything has changed and yet here you all are.
I’m so excited and I can’t wait to get living my new life.