Monday, October 23, 2017

Joining the dark side

I have finally done it. Not sure how I feel about it, but I have my first ever {very budget friendly} smart phone!! Whoa. I have been saying that once Jason got a job I would get one. Now, having run out of excuses, here I am -- saying good bye to the flip phone that we have used for over 5 years!

I have put off getting a "smart" phone for a long time ... it didn't make sense in Vermont where we barely had any cell signal, nor in Guatemala and then the added monthly cost didn't seem like a good choice with our tighter budget while Jason was in school. But really I didn't want one because they seem to make people the reverse of "smart" and even more I didn't want to become like so many people I see -- a person who constantly has their phone glued to their face, who chronically misses where and who they are with because whatever is happening on their phone takes a higher priority. 

As much as I know I don't want to be that person, I know my my own limits and how easily I too am distracted, sucked-in to thinking that there is something better than what's right in front of me ...

Luckily, I have had some really good role models lately ... people who generally CAN complete a sentence without checking their phone, who sometimes never even take their phone out when we're together and who still make actual phone calls on their phone! This has given me hope, that perhaps I too can be a person who has healthy boundaries with a phone, who won't let it control my life. I'm not confident, but hopeful. We'll see ... I have to learn how to use this crazy, hand-held computer first! :)

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