I love the Internet. I know, kinda hard to tell during my podcast and blog hiatus. Thanks for noticing the hiatus though, asking me what's up, and sending sweet emails!
My computer spent nearly nine weeks packed up! Unbelievable! I refused to accept that would have to rely on a WiFi hotspot rather than a silky smooth limitless stream of data. I struggled with "Soirée, you won't have unlimited GBs. Get over it. You knew this, now suck it up. You left the world of 350GBs a month. You swapped data for trees."
I finally took the plunge and got a WiFi hotspot, ending the longest computer-free stretch I've had since 1996. The Internet is an amazing tool. It connects lots of people who otherwise wouldn't be connected. We can get things for our homesteads that would otherwise be challenging to source. And we can try to keep up with what's going on in the world.
The computer hiatus gave me more time to think and write on paper. There's something wonderful about the pace and deliberateness of sitting down with a pen and paper. There's something special about opening a letter and reading it.
Every week I mail out letters and postcards. And I must say that it is a terrific feeling to know that mail will travel across the land and sea to be opened and read by someone who will enjoy them (I hope!).