My ears are still clogged….can you believe it?
I thought this Monday’s task would be impossible, but since I am still under the weather I am now thinking it might not be so bad. You ready for this… I know, I know…it’ll be hard. If you’re like me then your phone is attached to your hand at all times. When I forgot my phone at home a couple months ago my whole day seemed off kilter. I was all “the world needs to see this perfect frozen custard…the girls who are dieting will be so jealous ohhh wait”. I get it.
But really think about how often our phones are glued to our hands, and how much we are missing. I wonder about all the beautiful sights that pass me by while I am checking Facebook. I mean what if P. Diddy is throwing white party invites out and I just walk on by staring at my little screen packed with gossip. I could be hanging out with the Beibs instead of stalking who Selena is snuggling up to nowadays.
Can you think back to when we were tots and roamed the streets with no way of contacting anyone, those were the days. Aliens could have abducted us and no one would know until we made it back home for dinner. Now you can check-in on the spaceship, and show breaking photos, and get their digits while you’re at it. Holler for the little green guys.
So today, and only today because I may go through severe withdrawals (sad, but true) I am leaving my phone home. I have plenty of gasoline, and if I do break down I feel like at least one car will have a cell phone that I can borrow after promising I don’t have bird flu. I wonder how much Tim is going to miss me blowing up his phone with dreams of goldendoodle puppies.
Are you addicted to your cellular?
Can you go a whole day without it? A whole week?
Will Facebook file a missing persons for me tomorrow?
This is def something I need to work on. I don’t know that I can leave it home since I use it to work out. But I need to try to rely on it less.
P.S. Just wanted to let you know the Beibs link doesn’t work.
I have to admit….Tim made me bring it with me just in case of an emergency. Even though I was all, “dude 10 years ago if there were an emergency they didn’t just keel over right there because they didn’t have a phone” but it does make you feel a wee bit more secure. I turned it off and left it in my car so I could avoid temptation. The REALLY hard part will be tonight 🙂
Thanks for the heads up, should be all fixed now!
Did you contact everyone ahead of time to say “I’m turning my phone off for the day so if you don’t get an immediate response, please don’t assume that I’m dead.” haha 😉
Actually, I didn’t…and what’s crazy is that most of my friends and family say that when I go missing on Facebook (sometimes I deactivate for a bit) they start to really worry about me because they don’t know if I am alive! But most people have Tim’s number and since he can’t partake in this challenge (stupid job thing that requires his phone all day) I figure they can call him and give him the third degree….he’d be the first suspect in my disappearance anyways right 😉
Wow. Please report how many “missing persons” reports your friends and family file to Tim today 😉
Hahaha…he will have a full report by Friday. It might be kind of depressing if no one ponders where I am. Maybe I should go missing for the whole week!
I could go without my phone forever.
I KNOW! And you might as well since you never answer it 🙂
I love this post!! I actually just said something recently in a post… http://adesignstory.com/2013-a-year-to-be-real/ I have been working really hard at putting the iphone down long enough to find inspiration while we are driving somewhere, spending time at the beach or walking the neighborhood. You can easily miss so many minutes a day wasting it with your eyes glued to the phone. Enjoy the day without your phone… it’s a good thing!
I agree! There is so much beauty that is being missed thanks to technology. Have you ever watched the video of the world famous violinist playing at a train station on a bazillion dollar violin and the only person who stopped to watch was a child. So sad!