31 Thank Yous: Days WITH Internet

Each day in August I’m saying “thank you” to one person/place/thing that’s helped define who I am and where I am today. I’m encouraging each of you to participate on your own blog. and if you’re the hashtag type, we’re using #31ty on Twitter.

Dear Days With (working) Internet,

A few days ago, I may have rubbed you the wrong way. I’m sorry. Because, without you, Internet, I wouldn’t be where I am.

I wouldn’t have my own business. I wouldn’t be typing this from a coffee shop at 9am on a Tuesday. I wouldn’t be able to keep up with people I don’t really remember on Facebook or brag about about 4,775  Twitter followers.

You, Internet, complete me. And while days without you are a nice break from time to time, I need you. I love you.

I’ve been without you for almost a week now at home – and after yet another fun call with AT&T this morning, I learned that I’ll be without you for at least another seven days. It’s a damn shame.

Yes, it’s a first-world problem, but running an Internet business without the Internet is no easy task. For now I will have to go to the office or go to a coffee shop to enjoy you.

The next seven days will continue to remind me that while you aren’t everything, and while there’s a whole life to be had without you, life is a lot easier – and more complex, with you in it. You, Internet, are the ultimate Catch 22.

Somehow, someway, I’ll get through the next seven days without you and I’ll find solace that our time apart will make our reunion all the sweeter.

Signed Your frustrated-with-AT&T-wondering-who-the-heck-doesn’t-have-a-single-phone-jack-in-their-house-in-2011-new-homeowner,