I don’t think I’ve ever fully admitted this to myself, but I have a problem with my laptop and internet. Mainly, that it sucks away my time, and I don’t really want to be on the computer for so long. I don’t usually find it enjoyable.
Yesterday in institute, my teacher mentioned K9, an internet program that allows you to block sites and monitor activity. My parents have it on their computer, and I know I should have always gotten it, but I never have before.
Until today. I downloaded it, and then I started clicking around. I want to be free from the internet. There are good things to do on it, but too much of my life is spent squinting at my computer screen.
I went in to the categories that you can block, and I checked almost every one. I basically can’t go anywhere anymore, except for my email, religious sites, educational sites, and reference sites. That’s it.
So when I go and try to be distracted, K9 pops up and says I can’t do that. I can enter in my password if I want to, but the thing is, I’ve never wanted to waste my time surfing the internet. And that password only allows me to be on a site for 15 mintues. I don’t want to be distracted. I don’t want to waste time. I want to do something productive.
But I never had the control over myself to do it on my own. So something helped me out, and I feel wonderful. More than that. I feel relieved. I found a solution to something I’ve been struggling with for much too long.