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.

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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