Imagine going an entire year without using the Internet – no Facebook, no Twitter, no YouTube, no email. Not even Google or Amazon.
Perhaps it is for some, but this week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio did just that – and she learned a lot from the experiment. Her name is Esther Emery, a modern-day homesteader who spent 365 ways away from the World Wide Web. She even got rid of her smartphone!
Emery discovered things that nearly all of us – those who spend regular time on the Internet — miss each day of the week.
Emery, whose book What Falls From The Sky details those 12 months, tells us:
- Why she decided to spend a year away from the Internet.
- How long it took before she no longer craved it.
- What traditional old-time activities she learned to love during those months.
- How the experiment dramatically changed how she views the Internet.
Finally, Emery shares with us what she discovered – lessons that can’t be learned while staring at a bright screen.
We were inspired by her story … and we think you will be, too!
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