I wonder if the internet we steal from the neighboring wireless network will work in my bedroom…usually it works best in the living room/dining room-ish area of the apt. But it is nearly 3 hours past my bedtime, and I’m stuck with this dilemma of wanting to check my email/facebook/this blog and other what-not to keep my mind from restless self-destructive thoughts. So, I want to take my laptop to bed with me.
This may seem like a nothing ordeal, but for me it is a slight something ordeal. I don’t like keeping a lot of electronics in my bedroom. I like to keep as much of that type of frequency away from my dream-space. I could spout out some New Age-y hippy-dippy yoga-ish Energy/chi/prana/ talk about why this is a good choice. But, I think primarily it is a good choice because that’s just the way I was raised. My parents would never allow my brothers or I to have a TV in our rooms. I had like a really crappy small little cd player/stereo thing. But I never listened to it at night because it kept me up singing to songs. It was only on when I was cleaning or getting ready for school. That was the only electronic in my bedroom all of my childhood. So, I guess I’ve learned to fall asleep sans electronic stimuli.
There was a stretch for a bout 4 months at the end of college when I lived on my best friend’s couch (technically, futon that was in the living rooms serving the purpose of a couch–and my bed) that I kept my laptop by under my sleeping area and checked my email and facebook right before dozing off. But that was a short period of time that I always knew would be temporary.
I don’t like to rely on outside stimuli at night time. And I don’t feel like right now I am. But I do like that I now have this blog and it is serving a function of my journal for the time being. And I often do a lot of journaling and get the most free-flowing thoughts right before bedtime. So, my dilemma is now that this–what I am writing and you are reading–is my journal, do I take it into bed with me like I would a paper journal? do I have this EMF emitting device so close to my sacred sleep space? do I violate my mom’s rules of no TV in bedroom (since, technically, I watch lot of TV now on my computer)?
But, I’m getting ahead of myself…I don’t even know if the internet signal is going to be strong enough in my room…