Brief Moment of Silence
So this weekend I went home from my university and I forgot my computer.... I was so mad at myself I thought how could I forget it. I left my room so confidently like "I've got everything I need". I even looked at it on my desk and didn't recognize that it was my laptop. I was kicking myself about it, and I'm sure I will never do it again.... But in the end it was really nice to be in the silence for a while.
I've never left my computer while traveling before. Even though I know I won't need it I still bring it in case of an emergency, I like to be prepared. It felt so weird not having my computer and not doing work on it. I was supposed to work on my thesis but I ended up writing on paper which was really interesting to do and I think i will time and time again in the future.
Obviously the silence wasn't a total technology disconnect but for someone who has been staring at their computer all day for weeks on end having three or four days off to just not look at what you've been writing was so helpful. I came back today and was able to look at my thesis with fresh eyes so I recommend doing this every once in a while.