Last weekend, as part of my training for the summer, I attended the Orientation Weekend for Staff at Glen Mhor. While we were there, we were shown a video that urged us to “disconnect”, and not allow technology such as smartphones, tablets and other devices control our lives.
Today I finally bought a phone, after over a year of being without one. The irony of the situation is not lost on me.
Both the plan and the phone were, thankfully, in my price range (I got the Samsun Galaxy s4, although that’s not really important). In the past, I have consistently proven myself to be awful at keeping contact with those whom I do not encounter in real life, to the point where it might often seem like I don’t exist outside of places like camp or school.
Part of the decision to get a new phone was promising myself that I would try to fight this. I will do my best to maintain contact, although I am doubtful of the success I will have. I’m an introvert; it isn’t exactly in my nature to keep up continuous conversation, and that is, in a manner of speaking, what texting represents.
To those of you who are contacts of mine, I apologize in advance for the many times that I shall probably forget all about our conversations.
With the s4, I also have a camera with me at all times – not a very spectacular one, but a camera nonetheless. As someone who has wanted to dabble a bit in photography, this is a welcome starting point. Hopefully I can get a proper camera soon. But for now, this camera will do.
I have already accidentally added all of my Facebook friends as contacts – I have since corrected that error, but I am sure that I’ll be making more.
So if you’ll excuse me, mistakes await.
Oh yeah, I like taking pictures… and listening to music is going to be nice too.