Your life without a computer: what does it look like?
Life without a computer?
Now, is it supposed to have wiped out the existence of computers or is it supposed to be taking away the computer from me for a day/week/month/year?
If it was the fore… then…
I wouldn’t be the person that I am right now.
I wouldn’t be working or living the life that I have.
Every single thing comes back to the roots of computers.
I touched my first computer in the 90s when I was in Primary School…
Became a gamer since I was a kid (secretly because back then nerds/geeks and girls who game are looked down upon)…
Took up IT certifications with less than 5% of them who are girls around me (in tertiary and later for other classes)…
Last, but not least, now, work in a man’s field.
It’s pretty obvious that everything in my life revolved around computers.
If it was taken away from me, then most of life would’ve been wiped out.
I got to know a whole lot of people online and things would definitely have been different if I hadn’t known them.
To learn lessons from the bad that I had to face around them or from the nice memories that I was presented with.
I wouldn’t have met a few of my exs or even my current other half now.
I think this picture was taken either in 2001 or 2002.
But if computers were never introduced to me or maybe, don’t exist, then, I would’ve tried to realise my other dreams.
I wanted to be an entrepreneur, a musician, a sportswoman.. I wanted to be anything I knew existed.
Haha.. funny me.
Just typical me wanting to do everything and anything because I get bored easily.
I wasn’t just gaming when I was young.
I tried everything from sports to music to arts to literature… not just casually, but, competitively to win or be recognised for doing well in it.
Not for anyone, but, to fill the void in my life (where my strict mum actually do not allow me to do anything other than studying, although, she doesn’t force me to get good grades).
That was why everything I did, the naive me thought I wanted it to be my lifelong career.
A bit to the side of a perfectionist, but, not to the extreme of having OCD or wanting to always win or be on top in something.
Just… sometimes… heh.
I still like things in order, but, I tend to give and take my and anything else’s imperfections. >_<
This picture was taken in 2005 at a LAN shop/Cyber cafe.
But, if it was taken away from me for a month, I wouldn’t really mind either.
I’ve been on hiatus from computers for months many times in my life.
As much as it’s an integral part of my life, I loathe it for the problems that may arise from its usage.
I’d probably just do the things that I love to do when I’m not on my technologically-inclined mood/phase.
Reading books, going out to the beach to relax, swim, cycle or just lazing around and manually draw with my pencils and paper or even write random things.. may they be poems or short stories.
As much as me being a techie, I can actually live without a smartphone, except that I wouldn’t be able to find a public phone anywhere nowadays and that I’m horrible at remembering people’s numbers.
I pretty much rarely logon to any social platforms except wanting to vent out my thoughts and whatnot in my blog.
So, I wouldn’t be missing much anyway.
I’d probably start writing in a diary (booklet) again… hahahaha… yeah.. I’m one of those girls who write in a diary when I was young.
Still got some of them… I did threw away one or two, I think.
So, on the contrary, I can be pretty old-school.
But, I wouldn’t go to the extend of saying that I want to live without technology.