Going Old School

I love technology. I study the searches you type into Google for a living! Every day we interact with Alexa and Google Home and I love my phone. However, I have to unplug and essentially go old school.

Today, I needed to schedule a hair appointment and my regular guy was booked up, so I walked to the nearest hair salon and wrote down my name and the time I needed on a piece of paper (gasp!)… that’s right, a piece of paper.

Letter Writing

I now carry stationary, letters, envelopes, stamps and addresses with me in my purse and sometimes when I have a free moment, I will sit there and write a letter to someone. My uncle Larry and I were talking a few weeks ago after my cousin died from being hit by a train. That moment made my uncle want to go through old letters and he mentioned to me how no one sends letters anymore and it is a lost art. I told him that my lifelong friend, Katie, has always written me letters. It then hit me… I never write letters. I am terrible at sending thank you’s and many times I will send a text or an e-mail, but now I am being consumed by technology as I work in it for a living and am surrounded by technology all of the time. I realized that it was time to go old school and write letters.

Checking The Time

I bought a watch! A real watch…not a smartwatch. I found myself turning to my phone all throughout the day to check the time because I’m a millennial and millennials don’t wear watches, because we have phones. However, every time that I would check the time on my phone, I would then check my messages, my e-mail, Facebook, you name it and I would lose countless hours over the course of a week or month. So yes, I went old school and bought a watch so I can check the time and it’s one less time I’m checking my phone throughout the day.

What are ways you are going old school?

One thought on “Going Old School

  1. Love your thoughts Gail! Even I, as a baby boomer, have gotten very wrapped up in technology. I’ve also been considering writing letters and sending cards. I think this is one of those “just do it” things!

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