Turn Off Your Phone


We recently took a trip to Michigan which just so happened to be the most refreshing trip I’ve had to Michigan since moving away. I owe that in large to the fact that I turned off the email to my phone. And I left it in my bag. Unless I was expecting a call to coordinate a meet up (and sometimes even then) I was blissfully unaware of my phone’s locale.

It was the best. Not being tied to my emails. Not feeling like I had to answer every call, every text. Liberating. Don’t get me wrong. I love my phone. I have the iPhone 4, and I love it. I love that I can keep up with emails and communication when I’m not at home. I love that I can check Facebook when I’m bored waiting in line somewhere. I love that I can snap a quick photo and have it at my fingertips whenever I need to show it off.

But after coming home and feeling that inevitable, invisible tether return, I have realized that I loved being away from it. And I’ve been stepping away from it “after hours” more and more. I’m planning on breaking that chain before my son arrives and learns how to check a phone for texts before he learns to say “Daddy.” So if you don’t hear from me quite as frequently in the evenings or on the weekend, I’m sorry, but I’m enjoying life without constant technology. I hope you can forgive me.

What do you think, would you turn your phone off? Or leave it behind? Or are you the type of person whose battery is on low at the end of the day (nothing wrong with that, I definitely have days like that)?

xoxo, Mallory

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4 thoughts on “Turn Off Your Phone

  1. Mama says:

    You guys just have to sense when your mommy needs you 🙂

  2. I LOVE not using my phone. Usually when I visit Nathan I don’t know where it is half the time. It’s the best feeling. Maybe I’ll get an ipod touch and just have a home phone one day. 🙂

  3. Great Grandma Mary says:

    I am in total agreement with You! Nothing makes me madder than to have dinner/lunch with someone who has a phone sitting next to her/him (yeh! right!) and texting or talking while with me. Also, have you ever been in a restarant and had someone talking very loud while your trying to enjoying your meal! How rude!!!! Put your phones away people – they will leave a message.

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