Why I Feel Like I’m Still Living in 2004

I am not your typical human being. I don’t drink alcohol. I rarely go out. I do not have a television. I have a nervous breakdown every time I e-mail someone or use Twitter. Most importantly, I’ve never had a Smartphone

I am not scared to admit that I consider myself as a severe introvert. This is mostly because of my fluency disorder. I can’t blame it all on my poor speaking ability though. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten more comfortable being isolated from society, and I’ve often felt special for not being yet another millennial zombie glued to their Smartphones. In fact, because I do not socialize or have many friends, there is no need for me to have one. I have a pay-as-you-go phone, and I only use it once a blue moon. Although there is nothing redeeming about being a recluse, I am proud to say that my monthly phone bill is roughly $10 a month, which is unbelievable in today’s Smartphone culture.

I recently started a blog, and pursuing writing again, and I knew the inevitable was going to happen: the need to have a Twitter account. I am not joking when I say that I signed up for my Twitter account last year. it was only because of my blog and to socialize more; otherwise, I would never have done it. For a few months, my account just sat there, deserted and ignored. It was only recently that I actually started using it. I started to have a nervous breakdown here and there. There might have been some crying. OK. There was a lot of crying. I’m trying to be more connected to society now. I’m nervous, but i need to push myself outside of my comfort zone because no one else will. 2004 was a good year though.