A year ago, right before I left for a four-month trip in Europe, I cancelled my cell phone contract and haven’t bought a new one once back home. At first because I was totally broke, and then, I kind of forgot. It’s been a year and six days now, and I can count on one hand the moments I felt the need to own a cell phone.
A year without a cell phone taught me a lot:
- That I need to check correctly where I’m going before I visit a new place, not to rely on a phone’s GPS
- That I can ask my directions when I get lost (people are always helpful)
- That I can chat with my friends via Facebook and it’s as fast as texting because they all use their cell phone
- That I’m much more present when meeting with friends, and I have zero patience when they spend the whole time texting
- That I can save a ton a money
- That I need a watch at all times
- That my doodling skills aren’t entirely gone (I mean, I have to entertain myself in class)
- That I have more time to read in the bus
- That I can leave the house with lighter pockets, and a freer mind
- That I don’t really need a cell phone
- That I don’t need a cell phone
I’m sure eventually I’ll have to get one, but as long as I’m able I will manage without.
Am I crazy?
Is anyone else feeling like they don’t really need a cell phone or like their life would crumble if they lost theirs?
Anyway, just felt like sharing this. Feel free to share in the comments!