the dawn of a new era

GREAT NEWS EVERYONE! I got a smart phone! I know I had one during my hospital days and giving it back was hard. But this time, it’s miiiiiiiiine.

Does this smart phone make me look smart?

smartphone

Now I have the whole world in my pocket. Well, technically my purse. I dig it, no surprise. I really loved telling all my friends about it via emojis.

emilySo far, my life has not been greatly altered, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t pumped. It’s nice to be part of the 21st century (again). Now I can get in on group messages and picture texts and snapchat again! Please, someone include me in a group text ASAP.

I held out for so long, and it was miserable here and there. But mostly, it was very manageable. People lived for thousands of years without them. My whole life I’ve been behind in the cell phone department. I didn’t get one at all until I was 18, didn’t get texting until 2009 and no smartphone until 2014.  Thanks to my Amish parents, I’m very independent and self-reliant. I also have a decent attention span- thanks mom and dad!

Even though I now have a camera in my pocket and I can tell you if Michael Crichton really was a doctor (he had an MD, but never actually practiced), I still plan to keep it locked up. It drive me nuts when I’m in public and people are phone-facing. I want to be intentional about not using it when I’m enjoying someone else’s company.

I found this article by a guy who thinks that living without can make us better people. I think it’s an interesting concept to chew on and probably not the most popular of ideas right now.  Here it is: In defense of inconvenience. I don’t know that I agree with it all but there’s something special about slowing things down.

 

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