"You never know a good thing until it's gone."
Someone said this.
I know, a lot of people say this, but someone had to say it first.
And for a very good reason reason: it's true.
So, so true.
I'll get right to the point, I desperately need my smartphone back. Like a dope I gave it up for a simple talk//text phone early this year. I felt I was too attached to instant email//facebook//twitter//Youtube videos of dogs in shoes and people being startled by things jumping out of them.
Seriously, so funny.
I was constantly wondering "ohmigosh did she get back to my email??" or "ohmigosh did anyone like my photo??" or even "ohmigosh what could all of my twitter friends be doing right this very second!?"
Everything is always "ohmigosh!!!" in my head, by the way....and occasionally out of my head.
So there I would sit at my desk, on the couch, In. My. Sleep, wanting to check my phone for updates. It was too much. I felt disconnected to the world and what was going on around me. Super cheesy, but I really was addicted and I don't like to be addicted to too many things at once.
It wasn't hard to give up my smartphone. I still had access to a computer and the internet most times throughout the day. I never had pressing emails that needed immediate attention and I could almost always wait to see that picture of your cat on facebook doing that thing in the thing, hilarious.
But every now and then I would venture out by myself and wouldn't you know it something mind blowing would happen. Like I would get humongous pancakes. Or Oliver would pee on a political sign with absolutely no urging by me I swear. These are the moments I had to learn to paint mental pictures of on facebook or blogs or in emails to people who know I tell tedious stories and still love me the same.
And that's fine. I got used to it.
But that, I think, is negatively impacting this business I'm trying to grow.
I'm not talking about how I'm suffering from not being able to post pictures of the pile of vomit outside my office with a caption of "ohmigosh grossest thing EV-ER." By not being able to bring my friends and customers and potential customers into my world and my day I'm neglecting that relationship (however one-sided, which is ok by me, I can just keep talking and talking and talking and talk.....) and my business.
Heck, half of the reason I don't blog or facebook more often is because I'm so frustrated I don't have pictures of those random moments in the fabric store where I swear that print looks like wieners, and how can I just tell you about something like that??
I can't believe I just wrote wieners. Does that make me PG-13?
And twitter? Same frustration. I mean, not with wien....indicators, but other random events I can't share as they happen.
I tried to take a step back from this technology bubble but I'm going to get left out. My smartphone day is coming (back) soon and when I have that sweet, sweet gadget in my hands....
....Imma get me a big 'ol write off baby!!