What is my life without a computer?
I’ve been without my computer quite a few times. It is very hard for me to function doing everyday things without it. I do all my banking, most of my shopping, schoolwork and work on my computer. I probably would not have been in school for the past five years if I did not have my computer. To not have my computer is almost the same as not having one of my limbs; it’s an extension of me.
It’s not that I worship my computer or wouldn’t be able to live without it. I know how to balance my checkbook without having to look online (though I’d really have to get into the habit of writing things down right away) just as well as I enjoy going out with friends and visiting my dad and grandma. I would not be as informed as I am now about what is going on in my Facebook friends’ lives, but that’s not always a bad thing. So, yes, I could live without a computer, but it would be hard. As I said, it’s almost a part of me and who I am.
So who am I exactly?
I’ve been editing videos for years now and I can’t see myself in any other field of work, so to not be able to do what I love would really affect me. Though working in a large production area would be one of the most amazing jobs I could have, I also enjoy doing my freelance work with community sports and weddings (which also includes photography). And blogging, well, it’s my way of sharing my thoughts, ideas, and life experiences. Sure, I could journal, but how would I connect with people like I do through blogging? I’ve met plenty of people just from writing fan-fictions as well. I certainly would not have those friends if I had no computer.
Now I’m curious, what would your life be like without a computer?
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Life After Blogs.”
11 thoughts on “Life Without a Computer”
it is wonderful experience to read this written-piece.
“what would your life be like without a computer”?
You are absolutely right, now, we are unable to imaging our life without the computer.
If you are really interested to build your career in the video-editing, follow your heart, with full conviction and God will show you way……
Wishing you all the best………..
Thank you. I am working my way there. I’ve done quite a bit of freelance and I work in my school’s media center producing videos regularly. I just can’t wait to be doing this full-time :)
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I think I would have time to do other things which I wouldn’t normally do. And sleep more than 10 hours a day, not get stuck behind a screen for more than 12 hours a day, which sounds heavenly. Although I’m not sure if I could fathom a digital detox! :p
I think I’d end up reading more books than I usually do. But I agree, I don’t think I could go through with a digital detox either!
I often imagine a life without a computer, and though the initial liberty would be overwhelming, I can imagine that it would be short-lived. I rely on my laptop for so much, using it both for work and leisure.
I think I may be like you in that respect – “it’s almost a part of me and who I am.”
Too true :)
Glad I’m not the only one who feels that way! :)
I don’t think I would be very productive if I didn’t have my computer, especially since 90% of my school assignments are online and everything I do at work is stored in the computer. I think now we live in an age where we’re highly dependent on our computers and other media devices, since it’s basically our life in those little machines!
On a side note, you really did a beautiful job with your site layout, especially the header :)
That’s so true, we do depend so much on our computers, phones and such. I don’t think anyone could really live without them.
And thank you! I had fun changing up my layout today! :)
True, though the initial liberty of living without the computer might be good, we would become bored and inefficient in doing our work without it. Great post there.
I have written a similar piece here – http://leelaumashankar.com/2015/03/17/one-day-without-computers-and-smartphones/