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Adventures Without a Cell Phone

Posted on September 12, 2014
By Nikki Martinez

It’s kind-of like camping without a sleeping bag.


nokia-3210Since Sunday, I’ve been without my cell phone (I know, right now you’re probably going through an anxiety attack for me). Right when I was heading home from a major conference a few of the staff had gone to, my phone’s battery decided it was finished with this life and entered battery heaven. And you can say all you want, “Well if only you had ________ smartphone, you wouldn’t have had that problem,” but the truth is, unless it’s one of those old-school Nokia phones you could throw off a 5 story building and it would still work, ALL smartphones lose battery fast! So, once I got home, Nathan ordered 2 new batteries online (because it’s cheaper than the ones at the store) and the waiting game began.


Can I tell you how FREEING it really can be without a cell phone?!?! Okay, the first day was hard, thinking the whole day I was missing something. But just like if you went camping without a sleeping bag, it can feel weird or awkward, but you can still enjoy camping, just like I can still enjoy the world around me. The second day was still hard, my want for checking my Instagram and Facebook Pages every 10 seconds NOT being fulfilled. But I still made it through the day. Now it’s day 5, seeing that most things bought online takes 3-5 business days, and I can say the itch has mostly disappeared…until the internet stopped working here at the station. Yeah, this was typed on a Microsoft Word Document while the internet waiting game went on for a few hours. But I have survived, and feel somewhat like I’m back in 2003 with no way to say HI to someone unless I emailed them or picked-up the phone here at work to hear their voice.


So, if you’ve ever thought you could NEVER survive without you cell, texts, InstaTwitBook (see what I did there), then let me tell you, YOU CAN! I’m still here, typing away with a blog, prepping an evening show out, without looking to my phone to see if something new came through. It’s hard, but it can be accomplished. So put the phone down for a day, or even a few hours, and enjoy the world around you—I challenge you! And if you accept my challenge, let me know how it goes.


Blessings and Hugs – Nikki :)


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