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Do you live two different life’s?

Updated on October 4, 2012

Do you have another life, one which everyone seems to know about (your normal life) and one which very few if any at all know about (your secret life) ?

I would consider myself a fairly normal person, I’m 47 divorced, been employed for ever, work for a food manufacturing company, I have hobbies and just started a new relationship. I love going out, travel, just the normal run of the mill things normal people would do. I’ve spoken to a few friends over the passing of time about my other life but they look at me sideways thinking that I’ve finally fallen from the Christmas tree and lost the plot. No matter what I say or the way I’ve put it to them they never seem to understand my other life I have.

My other life

My other life, well no I’m no secret agent with a special set skills, going around the world, blowing away the bad guys (if only, eat your heart out James Bond). Nor do I have a secret bunker, with doors and lifts, corridors leading to an underground hide out. Nor do I have a time machine tucked away and jet off from one time to another. No in fact as soon as I’m home alone, door locked, the kettle goes on and the laptop springs into life as I enter my other life.

My other life is far less stressful, it seems far better than my normal 9-5 day and have wished many times over that I could stay in my other life for good and never to return to my day job and the boredom of suburbia. I communicate with people from around the world daily, many I would consider friends. We all have a common goal in our other life. I would also guess that most of them also have a secret life in which they haven’t told many of their family and friends about, if any.

If you’ve not guessed by now about my other secret life I have, well maybe not so secret now since I’m writing about it. Yes as soon as the laptop kicks into gear and I've made a coffee I step into my world of being online. An online world different from my day job, something far better or so it seems to be. I often visit my online world as often as I can, soon as I get up and before going to bed and many times during the in between. What do I do online in the world of mine, well I earn money from writing and taking photos. Chatting with worldwide friends, many whom I will never meet in my other life I have. Yes having another life does take the boredom out of things some what. I just simple love the idea of being in the world of online, escapism.

When I’m at work in my normal 9-5 world I’m often thinking what is happening in my other life, life which seems so far away for the life I have doing normal things that normal every day people do. Some days I can’t seem to leave my other life alone wanting to be there every waking moment. If only I could get lost in my online life and never return that would be a dream come true.

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    • nimbleful profile image

      nimbleful 

      5 years ago

      It's funny how online lives can feel so different from our everyday lives! Great hub Kev!

    • prospectboy profile image

      Bradrick H. 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Wow great hub Kev. I like how you equated your online life to a secret life, and the James Bond movies. I think that many of us can relate to what you are talking about in this hub. My online activity isn't much of a secret though. Most of my close friends and family know about many of the money making things I do online. Again, great hub my friend. Voted up, and rated awesome. Also shared on Facebook and Twitter.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile image

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Nowdays, I guess we all tend to have this second life with online world. It just keeps us connected and bring us back to humor and life.

    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 

      6 years ago from Alabama

      I always think of my home life when I'm at my day job. Seems the only way to cope there.

    • The Invincible profile image

      Hitesh Bubbar 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Most of us have double or sometimes multiple facets. We live one way with some and completely different with others. The topic made me interested to read...

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