I was supposed to be back to blogging.
Remember? I wrote that whole post about why I’d been away and how I was back and it felt great…??
And then, one night last month, my phone fell rather unceremoniously from my back pocket into the TOILET!
‘It’s fine!!’ I thought. It’s totally fine because I saw that advert that says it can last for 30 minutes underwater and nothing will be wrong with it.
Except it’s not a Galaxy S7.
So no, it is not alright.
Within 2 minutes the phone ended up in, yep you’ve guessed it, a bag of rice.
And on the scorching hot radiator for days.
And in the oven (someone at work did it and it helped their phone).
But mine still didn’t work.
So…there started my accidental digital detox.
And whilst I wasn’t thrilled at first, I didn’t have cold sweats and I didn’t feel like it was the end of the world…so when the most ridiculous of sales assistants at the EE shop told me that I could “upgrade early for just £218 or wait for the free upgrade in March 2018!” I didn’t rage at him like I really felt I could be justified for doing (at point of sale I was told none of this information and therefore believed that, like with phone deals of old, I would be due an upgrade at the 1 year mark).
Instead I just walked out of the shop and gave up on Instagram!
And I have to say that, while I didn’t have a phone at all I really didn’t miss it.
I missed my WhatsApp messages from my friends.
I missed the photos and videos of my children that I have lost because I was lazy and didn’t back up my phone often enough.
I missed writing this blog.
But I didn’t miss social media.
I didn’t miss the nasty, horrible comments that I read on some lovely people’s feeds. People that are just having a laugh at life. People that are just being themselves and getting slated for it. Didn’t miss that at all.
And now I have it back? I am using it less and loving it more.
Appreciating the real world and the photos and videos that I take much more, because I’m taking less of them. If that makes sense!?
Go on. Put your phone down a bit more. I think you’ll love it!
But whilst you’re still here, here’s a few more from whilst I was on radio silence and enjoying the good things in life…