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Social Distancing

Lately, I went off the social grid for a couple of weeks due to the new mobile I had bought.

I am scared of new technology and keep each of my phone until it almost dies. The last one was with me for 4 years and was a birthday gift from my husband. After four years of constant nagging from my over-indulgent husband, I agreed to let it go. It was still in a good shape. The only item I ever had to replace was the charging cord. The adapter was still good as new. I wouldn’t have given it up but the carrot my husband had hung in front of me was the much-superior camera quality. So, finally I took the bait.

Now, I have the new phone, but am scared to touch any button for the fear of triggering… something… Not sure what that something is but the fear of the unknown evil far outweighs the excitement of discovering something new. Hence, I haven’t downloaded the Whatsapp and WordPress applications.

Initially, it was weird to have nothing to do. I thought it was the end of the world. How would I exist without Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram…how would I connect with my friends and family? How would I live without checking WordPress comments every free minute I had…

Well, I survived.

Here I am–a new person who has more time in her hands than ever. I have painted, watched movies, created storage boxes for toys, mended clothes, resized old dresses, taken active interest in daughter’s home education…anything to kill time! I even need less sleep, I get up erlier than usual and don’t feel loopy all day.

And I made real phone calls to people–not just texting on Whatsapp but actually dialing the number, waiting for them to pick up while listening to the caller’s tune and talking to real people who mean something in my life! And I visited relatives who live in the same city–real people in flesh.

I know! Weird…

Author:

I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at shailygrwl@gmail.com or through my Facebook page facebook.com/shailyagrawalwrites/

12 thoughts on “Social Distancing

  1. it’s good when you get involved in the lives of others: you feel more alive when you give but I also love my new phone because it takes such good pictures, some of which preface the posts I put up 🙂

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  2. I am the same with a new phone. By the time I have worked out everything on it, it’s time for an upgrade. I would never have those social media Apps on any phone though, they kill the battery with their constant updating. I use my PC for blogging and do not have the WP App on my phone, which I still only use for texting and phone calls. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I charge my phone once in 4-5 days. I had switched off automatic updating and do not allow updates until the app won’t open. It saves both battery and phone life, since updates slow down your phone.

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    1. Glad to be not the only one. My husband is a mobile geek. He says I am slower than a turtle when it comes to phone. I ask him, if he means tortoise… After that the discussion is closed! 😀

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