Yesterday, as I was coming back from meeting with a fellow entrepreneur, I dropped my beloved Blackberry q10 down the elevator shaft while wasting time on my phone. Lesson learned… be more present and don’t text while traveling.
I was in total shock and in bit of a panic because I’m not usually that careless of a person. I love my blackberry! Yes you can make fun of me..it’s ok.
I’m the type of person that has the same cell phone for years until it either breaks or it dies. To me using my electronic devices for a long period of time (like my computer) is a good way to get full use of its value and a greener way to be.
I hate the idea of chucking a device into the landfill every couple of months because society pushes us to have the newest toy. I really do use my phone as a phone and not a toy. I even recently decided to continue being more present and took all of my work and personal email off my cell phone.
I have an emergency email address that I give out to just a handful of close friends and family. It’s the only email address that imports to my blackberry which frees up my energy to focus.
I love the blackberry keyboard and calendar and I love being the only one with this phone. All of my friends and family make fun of me as being the only one with a blackberry this day and age. But here’s the other thing…no one wants to steal a blackberry and it didn’t cost me almost a grand.
The truth is I hate change. I like to stick with one brand and my last 3 phones have been blackberries. It’s kind of like having your favorite “go to” dress that you just wear to death and then you resist getting a new one. (I do that too!)
That’s me…a creature of comfort and habit.
How does this relate to style? Well, I think it’s really easy to stay in our comfort zone and hard to update to the current trends. Change can be challenging.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself during a challenging change:
1. why am I resisting this new _____ so much?
2. what will happen if I let go of _____?
3. will I really be missing out on something or can the replacement do the same job?
4. what might I gain if I try something new?
The iPhone is calling…it is the stylish phone of the moment. If I get one I could use apps like Uber and Instyle’s color matching.
If you were me dear readers…what would you do?
Should I cave in and get the iPhone (cost $923) or buy another blackberry (cost $229), and what if I drop it again???