Separation Anxiety

“Separation anxiety is a psychological condition in which an individual has excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment.” (Wikipedia)

So I’m off on my exciting trip to sunny South Africa today, and this got me thinking about how I’m going to deal with being cut off for 2 weeks.  I mean completely!  For the first week I’ll be in the remote areas of a game reserve, week 2 I’ll be back in the civilised world of Cape Town, but do I really want to hunt around for a net cafe on holiday.  

So how do I feel about this?  Am I experiencing sepearation anxiety about being disconnected for 2 weeks?  Honestly, a little, but mostly because I won’t get to share and consume as I am used to.  I know as soon as I get back I’ll be blogging, tweeting and everything else about the fantastic trip I’ve had.  

However, part of me can’t wait to get away from it all for a fortnight and then restart my net life after that timeout.  Watch this space to see whether I go for the 2 week retreat, or desperately find myself hunting around for the nearest net connection to link and catch up with the outside world!

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