For as long as I can remember, I’ve never really worried about access to the Internet. Being connected to the world-wide-web has always been something I took for granted. In fact, I’ve often considered it one of life’s necessities.
In the past two weeks, I’ve had to make a major adjustment and have come to realize that I’m going to be just fine!
As I mentioned in a post recently, my family and I have relocated to beautiful Lake Minnie Belle just north and west of Hutchinson. Other than still working at getting everything organized, the adjustment has gone well. The big change has come around our family’s access to the internet. We still have it, but gone are the days of unlimited access and the “don’t-worry-about-how-much-data-you-use-because-it’s-unlimited!”
We get great service where we are at and can still do what needs to be done online but we are all more aware of the cost associated with being online.The first few days, nothing really changed until we triggered one of the alerts on the data package we have. Since then we’ve all made the adjustment and, as I mentioned, we are going to be just fine.
The one thing I have noticed in myself is that I am spending less time on my computer when I’m home. In fact, other than doing work related stuff, writing a blog post (like this one) or editing a podcast episode, I’m not looking at my laptop screen as much. As the summer and warmer weather (one can only hope), I sensing that I will become less and less interested in what happening on my screen and more concerned about what’s happening right front of me.
In reality, moving to the lake and losing my “unlimited data plan” may be the best thing for me; for all of us.
I may just have found my ticket to a more meaningful and less transactional life.
More on this in the months to come …
Be well and make it a great day!