Because I teach online pretty much 24/7, 365, I can't remember a time in recent years when I went anywhere without internet access. I've never done one of those technological cleanses that others have touted as beneficial to the soul (goodness, can you imagine the dark splats on my soul right now from technology?). I've made certain that every little hamlet, hotel, motel, road-side-dive has had internet before stepping over the property line.
I've gone to every beach vacation loaded up with wires and bluetooth accessories. I've brought portable hard drives and cables. I'm away and yet so damn attached, I work just like I said, 24/7, 365.
We are all pretty much addicted. I've noticed that wherever I go, there are a few of me, roaming the corridors, looking for an outlet. We are talking to the front desk about access in the lobby. We are sitting outside on the one spot where the one beam of satellite will come in to take our message to that one person who needs the crucial information that only we can provide--that, or we want to look at the daily blogs. As we approach the tiny spot of internet light, we nod at each other and then look away furtively.
"Hi,my name is Jessica...."
But here's the news for today--I'm going to a spot where the internet light does not shine. From late morning today to Sunday afternoon, my phone probably won't even work. I will be floating in the universe much as I did in say, 2002. Unattached to the big everything.
I am kind of excited not to be working for a little bit. After I get over the fear of what my inbox and class sites will look like Sunday afternoon, I'm kinda, sorts, partially getting excited about the dark prospect of no connection.
See you Sunday.
Causes Jessica Inclán Supports
Women for Women International Goodwill Industries Lindsey Wildlife Museum Freecycle.org