24 Hour Technology Detox

For 24 hours I gave up something that I really did not think I could give up, but I did.  I gave up technology.  When I first started this, I honestly thought I would end up shooting myself in the foot or something just to get some kind of entertainment.  Well don’t worry; I didn’t shoot myself in the foot or anywhere else.  I am a survivor of the 24-hour technology detox.   I spend most of my days in my room, and after spending a few hours eating and sleeping my life away I hear a knock at my door. It had been over two months since I had seen him…my boyfriend, who is in the army, was at my door.  He surprised me and came all the way to Arkansas from Washington, so having him here I didn’t need or want any technology.  It was so much nicer spending the day walking, talking, and just catching up on what we had missed so much.  We even got to go on a date.  Something we literally had not done since he left last May.  It wasn’t much, but it was perfect.  After we got ready, we went and ate at IHop.  Then got ice cream at McDonalds because it is the best!  We ended the night lying outside just looking up at the stars, which is one of my favorite things that I rarely do anymore.  After he left, I just spent the rest of the night sleeping.  It was very late when I went to sleep, so I slept in until 1:00 P.M.  the next day. Which by the time I woke up my 24 hours was almost up.  I only had about an hour left in my detox.  Later in my day I was able to meet my parents to have dinner with them, and I even discussed my experience of no technology.  Technology has taken over my world.  It has taken it over so much that I can’t even go a meal without grabbing and looking at my phone.  It is sad, but it is the world we live in.  All of the post, pictures, and drama will always be on the Internet.  You won’t always have the people you love with you, or in the palm of your hand.  For once in my life, I could not tell you for 24-hours where my phone was, or what was on the television.  It was weird, but I did not care.  It was a nice change.  I can’t say I’ll give up technology forever, or even most of the time, but I have proved to myself I can live without technology.

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