My extended family has highlighted some concerns they have for my health: my mental health.
They are worried about my behaviour.
They think I need a 12 step programme.
I said: ‘I am a webmaster, and committee member. I have to keep in touch.’
I said: ‘My blog needs doing every day.’
I am in denial.
I should have been able to cope for two weeks with limited access to my laptop, but I can’t. In Bangkok I kept disappearing into my office to ‘work’ and they noticed my absences.
They asked gently: ‘Does it take a long time to do the blog?’
I had to bring it on holiday to the beach, and I’ve got on the wifi router at the hotel every day to check my mail, post my blog, check everyone else’s, fiddle about with my technology… I am even doing it this morning, when we are leaving at 10.30am.
Sister-in-law asked: ‘Can’t you say on your blog that you’re away on holiday and will be back soon?’
‘No, no. I don’t want to go away: I need my laptop with me.’
My sister-in-law has diagnosed PMT-SA.
Personal Mobile Technology – Separation Anxiety.