Internet Addict  - 01

 

I confess I’m addicted to Facebook

Twitter, Instagram, and Email

 

Internet Addict  - 02

 

I’m addicted to the comments and likes

and how special they make me feel.

 

Internet Addict  - 03

 

The first thing I see before bed

and the first thing I see when I wake

 

Internet Addict  - 04

 

is the list of status updates

on my Facebook page.

 

Internet Addict  - 05

 

I’m addicted to the rush I get

from a like, a comment, a retweet.

 

Internet Addict  - 06

 

like a well trained dog I reach for my phone

with every buzz and ding.

 

Internet Addict  - 07

 

I’m addicted to having all the information

right there at my fingertips

 

Internet Addict  - 08

 

I never have to know the answers

Google tells me everything that exists.

 

Internet Addict  - 09

 

I’d never eat my meal before snapping

and sharing it on Instagram

 

Internet Addict  - 10

 

even over dinner I’m checking

oh sweet I’ve got 10 new fans!!!

 

Internet Addict  - 11

 

I can’t go somewhere in the world

that doesn’t have wifi

 

Internet Addict  - 12

 

on a white sand beach in paradise

one hand holds a coconut

the other my digital device.

 

Internet Addict  - 13

 

I’m addicted to keeping the world up to date

with my bikini photos and travel status

 

Internet Addict  - 14

 

after all everyone needs to know

that my life is just so fabulous.

 

Internet Addict  - 15

 

It’s easier to have relationships

online than in real life

 

Internet Addict  - 16

 

I’m addicted to the barriers

and the easy connection they provide.

 

Internet Addict  - 17

 

I’m addicted to the progress I gain

as my fans go from hundreds to thousands

 

Internet Addict  - 18

 

when my numbers go up I know it means

hey, I must be worth something!

 

Internet Addict  - 19

 

I’m addicted to how good I feel

when my followers tell me that I’m amazing

 

Internet Addict  - 20

 

I’m addicted to how bad I feel

when no one seems to say anything.

 

Internet Addict  - 21

 

But all the likes in the world can’t inspire me.

And a million twitter followers won’t complete me.

 

Internet Addict  - 22

 

No matter how full my inbox

I will still feel empty.

 

Internet Addict  - 23

 

So I’m closing my computer.

I’m turning off my phone.

 

Internet Addict  - 25

 

I’m going outside.

I’m going to be alone.

 

Internet Addict  - 24

 

I’m walking towards the ocean.

I’m stepping my bare feet on the ground.

 

Internet Addict  - 26

 

I’m quieting my constant chatter.

I’m listening to how nature sounds.

 

Internet Addict  - 27

 

And in this moment

with only me, the wind, and the rushing tide

 

Internet Addict  - 28

 

I find myself remembering

how it feels to be alive.

 

Internet Addict  - 29

 

‘Cause the only thing that really matters

is this Earth that I am touching.

 

Internet Addict  - 30

 

The only thing that really matters

is being loved and loving.

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In August 2018 I stopped blogging as This American Girl. You can now find me at Camillewillemain.com where I'm sharing my retreats and courses.
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