It wasn’t fun while it lasted
Man is by nature a social ani… ah fuck this shit. I’m not doing it. This is embarrassing. I thought I could stay away from Twitter for a while but it’s been just over two weeks and I am back already. This has to be the shortest hiatus in the history of Twitter. Or hiatuses.
For those who did not notice (and I don’t blame you), I was indeed away from Twitter for two full weeks. No Twitter client was opened in the interim. None even existed on any of the devices I owned as I removed them to reduce the temptation and prevent any accidental launches. Clearly, I was serious about this. Or so I thought.
The purpose of this was simple. It had come to my attention that Twitter was taking far too much time from my life, which was having an impact on both professional as well as personal life. This might seem like an exaggeration but it’s not. Things had really gotten out of hand.
As I found out, I wasn’t entirely wrong about this. Not having a Twitter client open in the background did wonders while I was working, as for once I was able to concentrate without having to switch windows every few minutes to check for new tweets or reply to mentions.
As for personal life, here I was dead wrong. I had imagined that by not having Twitter in my daily life I would be able to go back to doing things that I once used to do quite frequently. Things like gaming or reading, which had stopped almost completely in the past few months. Turns out, I hadn’t stopped doing those things because of Twitter. I stopped doing them because they stopped being interesting to me for some reason.
So in the past few weeks when I was not working, I found myself observing the textures of the walls in my room (whoever painted it did a terrible job, by the way). I had basically gone from doing something to nothing.
So here I am, back again. Slightly embarrassed. Then again, I was going to anyway. Just didn’t think it would be so soon. I would say it was not a complete failure. For one, I’m definitely not going to keep a Twitter client open while working. Sure, I could have done that before but turns out it takes a lot more willpower to do that normally than when you are completely off Twitter for a while. And when I’m not working, I’m going to fight the urge to open a Twitter app every few minute… HAHAHAHAHAHA that’s not happening. :(
As for why I did not say anything before taking a break, well for one, it was something that just happened at the last minute without any planning. And second, I honestly did not think anybody gave a fuck. But after going through my mentions tab (oh baby, I missed you so much; daddy will never leave you again) I noticed that some people did in fact gave a fuck (which is why I bothered writing this in the first place). To all four of them, thanks for caring. No, I’m not dead.
So, what have you been up to?