I love the Internet. I mean, I really love it. It is part of my every day routine to check WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, etc. I actually think that I am on the internet too much. I never realized how heavily I rely upon it, until I didn’t have it.
The past few days, my internet connection has been dodgy at best, since I am functioning with an American phone/data plan in London. I have come to realize that I have been way too dependent on google to get me through life. This time away from constant WiFi has opened my eyes to amazing new things.
First of all: I am a kick*ss navigator. Like seriously, I may as well be my own GPS, because my sense of direction is phenomenal. Sometimes, I stray from the path and go a little bit out of the way, but I always make it back to my flat.
Secondly, I am seeing so much more of the city by getting a little off track. I have stumbled upon some amazing shops and restaurants by accident. I never would have found them if I had been using my phone to navigate.
Thirdly, I am talking to more people. Without the use of my phone at all times, it makes me actually get out there and ask questions. I have asked so many local people where I should visit and what I should do all because I didn’t have my phone to google search the best attractions. Bonus, they also give me directions usually or a tip about how to get into a place faster or get a discount.
So, while I absolutely love the internet and it seems crazy to say, but I don’t need it as much as I think I do. Most of the things that I’ve done and seen in London have been so much better because I haven’t had my phone to constantly draw my attention away from what was right in front of me. While I am still definitely #TeamInternet I would also say that I am #TeamSeeWhatHappensWithoutInternet.