I went to see an author speak about a book he wrote and published. It was fun and I left feeling inspired. So much so that I bought the book he wrote. So on the way home I’m using the voice recorder on my phone to make some notes from the presentation so I could use them later to write a blog about this author and his book.
I was loving my phone and the ability to work while I was driving so I didn’t forget the important points I wanted to highlight. We have come such a long way with technology that we forget how much we use our technological gadgets to improve our every day lives. Everyone is connected for some, if not all, of their day to technology. Well, I had an epic technology fail and it wasn’t even technologies fault. It was completely my own but I’m blaming technology. My epic fail came from getting a new phone. I was having issues with the battery life of my phone so I ran in and purchased a new phone. As the woman was activating my phone she tells me how much money I could get if I recycle my phone.
Ok, I have a secret. One my husband discovered and now all of you will know. I was mortified but couldn’t stop laughing when he discovered my secret. I still have every single cell phone I’ve ever owned and my husband found them in a bag in the trunk of my car when he was cleaning it out. Yes, you all can laugh too because I still giggle about it. I have one of the original big boat anchor phones that you have to flip open to use. If I were to line them up we could see the progression of cell phone technology…hey, I should do that! I never wanted to part with my old phones because I was nervous that some important bit of information would be left on it and someone else would gain access to my information. Yes, I know that is stupid but that’s what I thought.
I told you all that because for the first time in my life I recycled my phone on the spot without thinking of it and immediately regretted it. I didn’t take time to figure out how to transfer apps over, much less remember what apps I had. I certainly forgot I had made notes in my voice recorder until I sat down to blog about the experience and realized my notes were in my recycled phone that had been reset before I left the store.
In that moment I realized how much I rely on technology and so does everyone around me. Therefore, I hate it because I do rely on it so heavily daily and I love it because it makes life easier in most cases. I was complaining to my husband about the loss of my notes and he now understands, a little, why I have all my old cell phones…and their chargers in the trunk of my car.
I’ve learned my lesson to always back up information in some way so this never happen again.