I just realised “original” sounds (almost like) OR – IS – IN – ALL! Now if that’s not original, well what is?
My Original take on the Prompt Original
If you haven’t watched Black Mirror, I reckon you watch it! It’s a “..television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.” I particularly liked one episode “The entire history of you” as it made me reflect on my dependence on technology. Hence, one fine day in September 2016, I decided to forego all aspects of technology from my life.
It’s October and I’ve started blogging, which shows how effective my decision was.
For a week or so (post the resolution), I felt sort of numbed. I felt some sort of anxiety. Hence, to numb the numbing and the anxiety, I sort of cut me out a deal. I decided to use my notebook with certain T&C’s (strictly for the purpose of – checking emails, blogging, writing, and anything but signing in on any SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES).
Even with the notebook, my otherwise whatever-coloured-world has turned bland and grey without a smartphone. How? Well…
My backpack is pink [the opposite of grey] but heavy with all sorts of just-in-case items.
I carry a camera (just in case)
A book (just in case again)
A small mirror (another just in case again)
And I have even dug out my [ancient] wrist-watch!!
And if the pics are fuzzy, well I used what-we-used-to-call the webcam to click them. I do not know how long I can do with all the lugging and without a phone but as long as it lasts I will try to enjoy the moment. How??
- Thanks to the no-phone, I have started blogging 🙂 again
- Thanks to the no-phone, I have started reading books (made out of paper)
- Thanks to the no-phone, I have been sleeping peacefully every night
- Thanks to the no-phone, I have been able to “sort out my priorities”
- Thanks to the no-phone, I don’t get called out when I do not want to be out