Just over a month ago, after months of hinting and “wouldn’t it be nice”-ing, I got a super new smart phone. Shortly after that, I wrote about how I was learning my way around this new
toy useful piece of technology.
As you can see from the heartfelt note above, my love affair with my new phone is still going strong.
It really has changed my life – in ways I had not anticipated.
At the time I got it, I thought it would be more convenient. (I thought it would be nice to be able to send a few text messages without having to charge the battery, for example.)
I was looking forward to being able to take better pictures with the phone’s camera and finally joining Instagram. I was excited to have a larger, improved display screen for text conversations. I was anxious to try out social media on it.
What I wasn’t expecting was:
how much more I would love social media
how much time I would save
But most unexpected of all, is the connection I feel to the outside world and the freedom to move away from the computer.
I am spending more time with my children. The time I save by having access to my phone means I have more time for offline activities. So at the end of the day, I have more time for writing and relaxing.
I feel more organized, more productive.
My children are loving the new phone, too. They love to sit on my lap and take pictures with the rear-facing camera. (They call them “cuddle pictures.”) They look at the moments we capture and laugh and press their heads close to mine to take more.
Speaking of cuddle pictures:
And just this morning, I went grocery shopping without a paper list. I noted everything we needed in my phone throughout the week and checked each item off as we put it in the cart. No hunting for a pen, no scribbling to try to get it to work once I found one. (I don’t even have a pen in my purse, I recently realized.)
I am always on the lookout for new apps and tips.
So, yes, I am still in love.
Hey, I may be one of the last to the party, but I can still have fun when I get there, right?
By the way, are you on Instagram?
I am all those places – now more than ever. Hope to see you there!
Has your phone improved your life?