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Teenage Horror Story: No Starbucks in Sight

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Over the past almost 48 hours, I had to face one of modern teenager's worst fears: no Internet access, bad cellphone service and no Starbucks. Life without the Internet is harder than you think. There was no Starbucks in sight, making it impossible to hook up to free WiFi or get a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

It really makes you think about the comfort we gain from having Google and friends in the palms of our hands. I had to talk to people face to face, instead of through a screen. I had to go without the three Ts: Twitter, Tumblr and texting. How did I survive without the divine triad of the modern world?

Well, it really gave me a chance to study without interruptions. Midterms are coming up for us college folk. I definitely suggest turning off your phone before trying to study. It gave me a chance to notice my surroundings. I was able to notice the beauty of nature without worrying about which Instagram filter to put over it. All photos have to match my aesthetic. Without the lack of Internet, I would have never noticed this creepy shadow in the woods. We think it is a shadow from a tree. You know, since ghosts have not been proven to be real yet!Not having a daily Pumpkin Spice Latte went better than expected! I had no signs of withdrawal. My advice to all of you is to go a day without electronics. Put the coffee down. Go and enjoy life instead of bothering with filters and hashtags. I am here to tell you that it is OK to be disconnected from WiFi and connected to your surroundings.

If I am being totally honest, I cracked after being society-deprived at the 46-hour mark. I ended up driving 40 minutes to the nearest McDonald's to use its free WiFi.
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