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Friday, May 6, 2016

My Phone Broke

It's been kind of cloudy lately in nyc. Lots of rain, sorta cold, reminds me of London. People are starting to complain about the lack of blue skies, but I don't really mind too much. I feel like the black and white photos match with the weather. 

Anyway, to more important news, my phone broke last Monday, no not this Monday, I'm talking about last Monday like April 25th. And while I honestly don't text or call people very much, these past (almost two) weeks have been extremely annoying. I give piano lessons, and it took me literally a week to get into contact with one of my students, because I had to get through a chain of 3 people. I play for church services at Hillsong and at a few other places, and sometimes they need musicians last minute, so who knows how many texts I've missed from people who needed me. To all my non-facebook using friends, please don't think that I'm ignoring you!! My phone is currently somewhere in Indiana getting fixed, because the stupid company doesn't have repair centers closer to NYC, and I don't think I will get it back until the end of next week *groannn*. I just hope to God that they don't wipe out my hard-drive, because that would be VERY inconvenient.  

BUTTTTT, I noticed/realized a lot of things about the world while not having my phone: 
  1.  I wasted a lot of damn time on my phone, and downloaded so many stupid apps.
  2. People use their phones to make it appear as if they have a constant stream of people to talk to. Fear of not appearing popular. FOMO. Idk
  3. Meeting up with people without a phone is a game of chance. Will they show up? Did they decide to cancel last minute? How long do I wait for them? 
  4. You can't talk to people without having them pick up their phones after at most 5 minutes into a conversation. Do people really like texting that much? *I'm exaggerating but it felt that way sometimes* 
  5. Whether we'd like to admit it or not, a phone with internet connection is a necessity in this day and age. Things move much faster, communication is more immediate, plans change more often, and if you don't have a phone, you're going to find yourself lagging behind, or stranded. 
Ok I admit, I sound kind of harsh, but I'm not innocent either. I guess this is a good lesson for me, to knock it off with the unnecessary technology use, and be more present in my day-to-day life. I still use my computer a whole lot, but it's interesting not having my phone with me all the time to fill in the gaps. 

Are you addicted to your phone? Have you ever voluntarily (or involuntarily) cut back on your phone use?


  1. I love your black and white photos. Really captures a different type of mood.

    I definitely agree about the over use of phones. It is something I desperately want to break, but at the same time I don't know if I really can. my biggest grievance is watching so many youtube videos as the first and last thing I do each day.

    nat - dignifiable

  2. Yes, I'm definitely addicted to my phone and really need to cut it out. It's hard to find a balance, particularly when my work email comes to my phone plus I'm trying to do the whole promoting of my blog through social media thing. My 2015 new year's resolution was to reduce the amount of time I spent online, but I've been losing that battle!


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