Smart Phone Rant – No – I Am Not Anti-Smart Phone.

Before I get into my smart phone rant, I will admit that I WILL get a smart phone someday.  But hopefully not someday soon.  My distaste is not the large amounts of money that you spend on a data plan (that is a valid reason to NOT get a smart phone), but it’s the idea that we are already addicted to our phones way too much – me included!   And, not only cell phones, but computers, TV’s, video games and FACEBOOK!

If I were to average how much time I spend on technology in any given day, I would say 8 + at work, then come home and spend 2-3 more hours online and in front of the TV.   Much of that I am sure is because it is winter still, and not much you can do outside…but if I were to cut out 2 hours after work, just think of how much I could accomplish, how many friends I could hangout with, how much cleaning I could do, how much crafting I could do.

My goal is to live a simpler life.  Not one, bogged down using technology ever waking hour.  I want to go on walks, play with my cats, read and practice yoga or meditate.  I would love to write, draw or play piano.   Unfortunately I have carved such deep habits in my daily routine  that I don’t feel as relaxed as I should if I don’t spend time online.

So, if/when I get a smart phone, it will become a part of me.  I know it will.  An extra appendage that I can’t leave home without.  I am not ready for that yet.  Some day, I will be, but I am okay with the cell phone that I have now.   My happy blue dumb phone.

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Ashley

I love art, being green and photography. I am putting all of those things together in this blog. I love sharing my favorite DIY crafts, green tips and home improvements. Join me in my journey of creative; simple living.

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