It has been more than a year since I posted something here, and I think it's finally time for me to write up a thing or two. It feels right, and so I must. The reason being, is that since I began being active on Twitter, I deem that this platform as useless. I had microblogging, why should I write up a few hundred words, and waste my time here, right?
Well, I got sick of it. Lately, I haven't been feeling like myself. I don't know (or rather, didn't know) what it was, until it hit me. I was just tired of not being in the real world. I, like many others was that person that cannot go 5 minutes without checking my phone for whatsapp, twitter, facebook or just pretty much anything. My brain was programmed that way, to be on the net.
Everyday, I began to actually lose sight on what is real, and what is merely just on the internet. Early in the morning, check my phone, in class, phone, lunch, on the phone, before sleep, phone. It made me feel as if my life IS my phone. Twitter and Whatsapp occupied 50% of my life, and that is.... sad.
When did I realised this? Probably after I started my internship early in January of 2015. I felt that I had not enough time to check my phone, as I was working, but meh, probably just nothing. The thought of deactivating all of my social media accounts did crossed my mind, but it was just too hard for me, so I eventually did came back to them.
Until early of 2016. When I started my degree life. I was culture shocked. It was a whole new experience for me. The phase I'm jumping to is a complete turn around from my diploma life. I had assignments after assignments, homeworks after projects, and so much more. It forced me to actually ditched my phone for a while. I became stressed. I can't even have a proper conversation with my girlfriend over whatsapp without having that long pauses, and it made me feel guilty.
But then again, it is kinda refreshing. After 6 months of a hectic sem, I realised, hey, this is pretty good actually. I did more work, I enjoyed the real life, and I appreciate my surrounding more that I do compared to the past 5 years. At one point, I actually began avoiding my phone, even if I do have free time. I began hating the fact that in this world we live in, we communicate more by typing words behind a small screen rather than having a face to face talk.