Amy Temple ©
Amy's words are written to encourage people to grow and live their best life. Amy has written for E2E for a while and is one of our longest standing bloggers. Her words are intended to fill people with hope and positivity. We hope they reach someone out there and helps to bring courage, self worth and inner peace.
One night I watched a movie with my parents and it was very eye-opening for me. The main character was a workaholic who in the beginning of the movie was literally glued to her phone.
Attending a week-long seminar, she had to give up her phone at the start of each day. The very first day she was so hesitant to give it up, saying "No. I need my phone." In fact, she even snuck away to make a phone call or two in the beginning.
Watching this movie made me realize just how attached I had gotten to mine.
I must have been on it several hours a day! I would check emails. I would check my social media accounts and news sites. I would write.
I had been telling myself over and over that I was going to set a certain time when I would put the phone down. Made plans not to use it on the weekends. But to no avail.
In other words I had become your average cell phone user. Constantly glued to it and for reasons usually totally unnecessary. I had allowed it to interfere with time I should have spent with my family. I would become patient if I had to deal with distractions... your typical real world life stuff one has to handle.
During this pandemic I have come to learn numerous things..
One being it all can wait.
Yes, it all can wait.
I have made a vow to myself once I am done doing whatever it is I want to do...I am done. The phone is going down!
I am putting it away!
I have come to realize my life is not going to end. I got books I have been wanting to read. I have shows on my DVR I have been wanting to watch. I have a dog I can play with. Relatives and friends I can spend time with.
Even better...I received an Amazon Fire tablet for my birthday a couple of years ago and it has cut my time on my phone drastically!
In other words I have finally found a life!
So I am going to live it!
"I am an American inspirational and motivation writer/blogger and the author of the 2017 memoir "I Am Not Stupid" which is about living with learning disabilities and is available on Amazon. I regularly contribute to several websites, which can be found below.
"What inspires me are people who are not afraid to stand out in the crowd and follow their own path".