Times have been hard for everyone. Especially students in school, and at home online college. I graduated just recently from my home town. Most of my family now lives out of state and it is hard to get help. I had a home, but no car, no phone, no computer, or any sort of device to keep up my life as i needed it. Technology is a mysterious thing. It follows you around wherever you go. I decided after I went to the library a couple of times that I would visit my mom out of state. Time passed and everything was going swell. As time grew closer for college, so did my return. Just at the last few days of my summer were ending, I got a notification from the college I was signed for that they couldn’t process my papers in time because i was not in the state. I had no computer or any other sort of way to keep contact to hold my classes, so therefore just as I was returning my plans were changed all together.
Upon my return everything was normal. I got me a job, and a phone, Before that I was sitting at my house staring at the wall with no contact to the outside world. I started talking to people, I was pitiful. I rarely left my house except work, and became so lonely that i was physically sick. As work picked up I obtained a vehicle. Times were still tough. I could not afford to visit anyone with my small wage compared to the gas I was paying to get to work. Soon after, as I was coming home, I had a package on the porch. It was from my mom. Excited I opened it to find a laptop brand new. To me, this was a dream come true. I had never owned a computer before. As time progressed I got internet and started finding friends, and more jobs that paid better. Even now due to the economy I am unemployed, but this laptop that I am using has opened a complete other world for me to explore. I lost my vehicle and now things are looking up. Thanks again to this computer I have gotten a few online ways of making money and entertaining myself such as this site and others. I even found my way into an online college. A phone gets me my rides when i need it, and this laptop gets me the information I need when I need it. I went from pitiful, no money, and even went through a homeless stage, to a home a vehicle, and a car thanks to my contacts online. Overall I would say internet did more than just save my metaphorical life. It really saved my life from going down.