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.”