During our vacation, Eric and I unplugged – no wireless internet up in the cabin. Though we did find that one of the ice cream shops had wireless. Yes, an ice cream shop. However, by then it was a matter of principle not to check. I’ve got to be at least 1100 emails behind. Do you know how long that will take to download?!?!? Maybe our hotel tomorrow night will have wireless. If not, my computer will get quite the workout Sunday night.
He only pulled out his blackberry once or twice. I only turned on my cell phone a couple times a day to make sure nobody had left a message.
It’s amazing how – dare I say – addicted I am to email. I literally average 150 emails a day during relatively quite days. This doesn’t count the email that comes in but is automatically diverted to folders I flip through once or twice a week.
So my husband laughs at me and rolls his eyes, as I run to the computer to check email quickly several times an evening. And my kids usually know where to find me if I’ve disappeared.
This time away has shown me, I can go a day without email without twitching – too much. And that I need to develop a strategy to corral the tyranny of the urgent. It’s one of those crazy dilemmas…let it pile up and deal with it once or twice a day? Or deal with it in dribs and drabs as it collects over the day.
How do you handle the demands of a wired society?