I throw it across the room sometimes

I canceled my iPhone contract about a month ago and downgraded to a wal*mart go phone so John and I could save $60 a month.  I was eager to make the sacrifice to prove to myself that I didn’t depend on material things.  {For some reason in my mind an iPhone represents all material things}  For those of you with an iPhone, you can appreciate what a sacrifice this was for me.  That thing was another appendage.   It was like part of my brain.  The smart, funny, pretty part.  I felt naked and insecure if I forgot it when I went somewhere.  You know exactly what I’m talking about.  And I gave it up without batting an eyelash.

Well, without batting two eyelashes.  It wasn’t easy, but it was.  I can’t explain it.  I felt empowered by enthusiastically finding something I could sacrifice for my husband, to show him that love him more than anything.  He didn’t ask me to give it up, I just realized one day that it was $100 every month that could be going towards something worth while {savings?} and I needed that contraption way too much.  So I wanted to dump it, just to show myself I could.  And I did!  And honestly, I don’t even remember what it was like having it.  That thingy was so cool, but it is just one of the most unnecessary life-complicators I can think of.  I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate this simpler, iPhone-free life.  It has helped me not only disconnect from using a phone so much for non-phone things, but I have noticed that I’m not as connected to technology in general anymore, and I LOVE it. {maybe that’s why I don’t blog as consistently as I once did…}

Don’t get me wrong, technology is so wonderful and I am so grateful I can use it when I need to.  But there was once upon a time when we had to look things up in an encyclopedia to write a report, and we all survived. {I was ALIVE during that time!}  In fact, I don’t even care to have a phone at all now.  John has one and I am at work if I’m not with him, so I feel like I can always be gotten a hold of eventually.  I know that it is safe to have a phone these days so I won’t give it up all together, but I don’t even notice when I leave it at home.  And texting is so annoying to do on this new phone that I try to avoid it all together.  So I end up CALLING people the old fashioned way instead of sending them my sentiments through cyber space.  Novel!  I connect with people sincerely and deeply again.  However, I do need to apologize for not responding to texts because I have been doing a lot of that lately….I promise I’ll call you soon to connect deeply and sincerely.  I love you, I do.

Sorry if this post doesn’t flow or make sense.  I don’t think I expressed myself very well.  John is blasting the Pandora Disney Station and I am trying to separate my own thoughts from the African chants of The Lion King and the maracas and reggae ditties of The Little Mermaid.  It’s annoying and enjoyable simultaneously.

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Spring of 2010, doing my hair.

One comment

  1. Bliss says:

    HOLLAH for that picture! Oh my LOL!
    and HOLLAH for less technology! Adam and I are so like that too! 🙂 It makes life so much better. I can feel myself slipping behind because everything moves forward and updates so quickly, but I don’t feel left out. 🙂

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