With 9 days to go in my iPhone experiment, I wish that I had something more meaningful to report. I haven’t run into any huge snags or missed it so much that I caved. But I have learned a few things, or noticed a few things, that I never had before.
1. There is something blissfully freeing about being out of touch. When there is no way for anyone to get ahold of you, you can focus on what is right in front of your face.
2. I tend to lose my phone a lot less when it never leaves the house.
3. I tend to lose myself a lot more when I don’t have GPS. Google Maps, I miss you.
4. I’ve had more telephone conversations with friends that have generated loud, uncontrollable bouts of laughter than ever before. Texts can’t giggle.
5. The non-moblie versions of websites are actually a lot better than the mobile ones. In most cases.
6. When I don’t have a calendar at my fingertips, I tend to forget what I was supposed to be doing and shop for shoes instead.
7. There are moments when even a tiny, blurry camera would do.
8. I should have procured an iPod before this lovely experiment began.
9. Digging in the dirt is the coolest thing ever. And they don’t make an app for it.
10. My daughter is the most amazing, funniest person on the planet. But I already knew that.
P.S. Check out Unplugged Sundays, a new website that encourages us all to give our digital devices a break.