These past few months I have had this overwhelming feeling like I was OVER-connected to the world.
I was living in a false reality of twitter, facebook, instagram, texting, emails…
I felt like I was clinging to my phone, and sponging up any spare moments I had by sticking my nose in that little smartphones screen.
On top of this – I felt like the cell phone company that I had my cell phone through had me by the throat in a contract that not only overwhelmed me but was draining my pocket change all too quickly.
It came as a shock to basically everyone in my life when I said I was doing away with my multi-functioning, spectacular cell phone.
In a time when people are desperate to get their hands on an iPhone or an Android, a tablet or a computer – I wanted to get as far away as I could.
I felt like the relationships in my life were suffering, my mind was never shutting off and I was always panicky if I couldn’t find my phone RIGHT. NOW.
While I do use my phone to make sure that I can easily communicate with my kids – I really wasn’t needing to check facebook nine hundred and four times, and you know what? Twitter is fun, but it’s not something that makes the world go ‘round.
So I did it.
No – it’s not as drastic as one might think.
But for a girl who has had either and iPhone or Android for the past 2+ years… going BACK to the annnccciieennnttt Blackberry was a big deal!
Yes, I know the Blackberry is a smartphone. But have you TRIED to use a Blackberry after utilizing a phone who takes surfing the internet to a whole new level?
This phone is ancient.
And yes, I do know you can still get onto Facebook and Twitter – but I have eliminated that from my Blackberry.
I have the ability to get texts, bbms, and emails.
No social networking.
Just the bare bones.
I also bought out of my contract with one of the “big three” here in Canada – and the feeling of relief to get that contract out of my life is like a huge weight off of my shoulders.
Last night D and I spent a ridiculous amount of time just hanging out with our girl (the furbabies) and talking.
YES. Real Life Talking.
It’s amazing what a little disconnection can do for the soul.
So I am a proud of owner of this baby.
If any of you are still living in the ancient world of Blackberry (or are just now getting into it with the beautiful Blackberry Z10) shoot me an email and let me know your BB Pin! We could be bbm friends!!
Happy Wednesday folks.
It’s one day closer to the weekend!