Friday, August 7, 2015

So...I'm pregnant. And just getting past that sloth-like stage where I have to drag my body everywhere and only am able to eat two to four things that exist in the world. I am now five months, with what we found out is another baby girl (yay for sisters!). Now that I've had my good energy and sound emotional state back to normal, I wanted to catch up on the blog among other things.

Today is my first day of a social experiment of sorts. It's an idea I've been toying with for a few months now, but only until last night decided to do. I have no cell phone. And to be honest it was more of I just didn't want one then an experiment really. But I decided that I would be easy on myself and give myself 30 good days to try it out...if I hated it, no harm done.

So rather then write long boring paragraphs smushed together, I love bullet points and here's the main reasons why I decided to get rid of it.

1.  I find it gets in the way of being present. With others, my husband, my daughter, myself.

2.  I don't like being in the middle of something and being interrupted.

3.  I'm not into being available 24/7.

4.  I'm addicted. Like hmmm...I've scrolled through Pinterest, Instagram, Groupon, Favado, etc...now what the hell do I do?

5.  I don't like that 98% of all communication is through text message now. I want to hear and see actual human beings.

6.  I think it'll promote creativity and ideas.

7.  I find myself getting agitated with people around me who want my attention when I'm uselessly scrolling through Pinterest for the 10th time that day.

8. I'm an old soul. I like cooking home cooked meals, hand-written letters, we don't have cable, I want to learn how to bake a good loaf and can some fun stuff. Though I do love the internet, I'm not into the time it can take away. So most tech-related things I'm just not into.

9. Instead of texting or talking...I really should be driving.

Reactions have all been pretty much the same. Mystified, or I get the sense that some people may think I even feel entitled. Because now it's a little harder to get ahold of me when it "should" be that we should all be accessible 24/7. Or I should be available through text. Then there's people who I'm sure think...I'm not going to call a HOUSE phone to get ahold of her. Or some people just think I'm batshit, but try to say it in a much kinder way. And that's fine. I think the only one not really surprised is my husband cause he already knows how I am.

So today we already had our first cellphone inconvenience. We were supposed to meet friends at a park for a playdate and after being there for an hour they didn't come. Of course I thought, if I had my cell I could just text and see what's up. But beyond that no noticeable difference except for more being present with Penelope and myself. I'll update when the month is over!


  1. More power to you Lizzie :) I might have to try out the no cable thing for a bit.. but then again I rarely watch TV so might not be too shocking

    1. I feel like you don't even have time to watch T.V. man...your busy taking over the world duh :)