I recently got a Blackberry, when my latest cell phone died. I depend VERY heavily on my phone; both to be in touch but also for my contacts and for my calendar. But before I got my Blackberry and after my phone died, I thought, what better opportunity to try to break the dependency!
So I purchased a paper address book, filled it in, and put it by the phone in our house. Which is great when I’m at home: not so good when I’m out and about (which happens a lot).
Next, I bought a paper one-a-day calendar and put all my appointments in it. Very quickly, I got something on it, the pages tore a bit from rambling about in my purse, and I found myself out and about without my big purse and trying to remember where I was on a certain day to make an appointment. Not ideal.
And so, with a heavy heart, knowing that I just couldn’t do without, off I went and got my new phone: a Blackberry. Instantly, I was 100% connected to everything; at all times (yikes). Email, Facebook, Twitter, you name it – I can do it from my phone!
The email part (which I swore I’d never use) was the best. It was great. Until the interruptions started pouring in. I never realized how many mailing lists I was subscribed to, until my phone rang every time I got a message in my inbox! It was ridiculous; something needed to be done. And so, as I got the spam, I dutifully visited the site and un-subscribed. I never realized how much time I was wasting, on a regular basis, wading through junk emails! But thanks to my Blackberry (which strikes me as quite the contradiction), I am now free to do more of what I want with my spare time.
Like play BrickBreaker or update my Twitter status while I’m on the train. Haha.
But seriously. My Blackberry simplified my life. I no longer get emails which, let’s be honest, I never read. And thanks the miracle of the OFF button, I am only as connected as I want to be. My new phone showed me where I was clogging myself up.
What a ‘smart’ phone! Who knew – my Blackberry simplified my life.