So today, I said goodbye to an important part of me. My phone. It had fallen time after time so when I heard it come in contact with the floor, I wasn’t alarmed. I took my time and finally picked it up. Sadly, this time, it didn’t survive the fall. I wanted to cry but instead of tears coming, I erupted into laughter. No, I’m not crazy. It’s just one of those times when you pause and reflect on how you’ve survived far greater, more detrimental falls and you just knew you’d survive this one. You know that you just have to.
Nevertheless, I can’t say being without my phone has no effect on me. I feel totally disconnected from the social realm. No fun conversations on WhatsApp, no posting pictures on Instagram, no listening to my special music playlists. Yeah, this is a tragedy. But then, it also got me thinking. I spend a lot of time on my phone, often not doing anything constructive or uplifting. Merely passing the time.
Perhaps, this is not entirely a dilemma but an opportunity for me. An opportunity to dust those goals I have placed on the shelves and put them into action. If the truth was to be told, we all spend a great deal of time on social media and on our smart phones. Maybe, just maybe, we should try taking a break sometimes, engaging in other activities. Having some ‘you’ time to discover more about yourself and to indulge in activities that will help in the long run. The time I spend on social media, I could use to improve myself in some way or another. Sadly, it took my phone’s death for me to see that.
And this was my opportunity to learn some valuable lessons:
- Not every fall in life is a dilemma, many times, there’s an opportunity waiting for you. And if you can’t find one, create one.
- Sometimes, being disconnected can be the best thing for you.
- Everything has its limit.