I do this everytime I join a ship.
No facebook .No twitter.No instagram. No ….I dunno, anything touted as cool and relevant.
As a result, I read a lot of books.I watch a few movies.
I take notes when something catches my fancy.
I collect my stray thoughts, and try to mold them into coherence.
I write poetry (or what I think is poetry)
I write jokes.
I keep myself amused, by using my brain for output, rather than using it to input tons and tons of data from the internet.
I don’t follow pop culture.
I don’t miss pop culture.
I don’t know whats the best and the coolest anymore.
I don’t care.
The best of all…I dream.
And I remember what I dream, at least bits and pieces, and it makes me happy.