Hello everyone. First time poster, long time lurker. This time I am determined to do something different.
I am Chris (AKA cheapthrills). I’m 41, I live with my partner in England. I lie to her about how much I use the Internet. I hate being a liar. And I worry that if I don’t change, I will not be able to provide for us.
I’ve been using the internet since 1995. It was fun and exciting, but seems to have become something that took over my life. The last 12 years have been the worst. When I got my first smartphone, I suddenly had a device I could use to spend all day online. I found myself using the Internet in the middle of the night. I got rid of the phone, but I’m still spending hours on Facebook and Reddit. I hate that. My time is one of the most valuable things I have, and I am giving it to multi-million dollar companies for free in exchange for distraction.
I’m hoping that by joining this community and getting involved in real-life stuff a bit more, I will learn to stay on top of this a bit more.