Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kickin' it Old School

I don't have a smart phone. Is that weird? I have an ipad but I don't have or need a smart phone. Being someone who is of the Millennial Generation, I am alone in a sea of similar-aged people bent over a smart phone. And I am 100% okay with that. It's not something that I can justifiably afford, and I am relieved not to own one. Maybe it's because I don't have one that I find myself easily annoyed when I look around to see almost everyone with their eyes glued to a darn phone. I can live without texting someone every two seconds, I can wait to make a phone call and I don't need to see what's going on in social media in real time.
Smart phones are an endless entertainment source and can also really aid in getting things done. Particularly with apps. Toting an ipad around is a little obnoxious but I do it occasionally if I know there will be some good photo opportunities. But that's really what I bring it out for. It's not for note taking, nor is it for to do lists. I prefer the good ol' fashioned notebook for these tasks. I know I'm not completely alone in preferring this method. A lot of people are in love with planners and what have you.
I write down important things, notes, dates, websites to remember and lots more. I prefer this method because I don't have to worry about losing it virtually. It will always be there unless I erase it or throw it away. I find myself going through old notebooks and enjoying what I've written and I can't get that enjoyment from an electronic. 
So I have become a bit of a notebook and office supply hoarder, but I love it! I am never without a place to write something and a utensil to write with.

Do you prefer your phone for lists, planning, or notes?

1 comment:

  1. I have a Smartphone..but I also carry around a planner because I like seeing it on paper. I write my to-do lists in the planner (not in the phone). The main thing I do on the phone that I could easily do on paper is a grocery list because I"m constantly thinking of things to add to the list and I'll just add it whenever I think about it so it's there and ready when I get to the store...but most the time, I'll take my markers and paper over my iphone!