Sometimes your life can feel like it’s hit the fast forward button, which feels like you haven’t got the time to message back. Sometimes you open up the message and simply forget they ever messaged you in the first place. And sometimes, I don’t want to message you back.
Then at other times it can feel like that you’ve got all the time in the world to message back. But you simply cannot be bothered.
I feel like that too.
Sometimes I want to just sit down and have a conversation with the mister when he gets home from work. I want to be able to catch up with the latest episode of Strangers, without missing who killed Megan Harris. Then other times, I want to just relax in the bath without being interrupted with the latest dramas on Twitter.
But then sometimes I don’t want to get into a deep catch up over whats app, because I haven’t spoken to you in three months. Or to listen about the kayos that happened last Saturday night.
That doesn’t mean I don’t want to listen to it, I just sometimes want that option of not replying. Or even replying straight away.
I don’t have the busiest of days but when those days to come, it’s certainly the last thing I want to do. With the blogging world, I do spend around 70% of my time on my phone. I’m replying to emails (that I rarely get), I’m scrolling through Instagram because hey I’m trying to grow a bigger following, for more blogging opportunities. I work 10 till 3 from Monday to Friday, and I use my phone for all different reasons – making calls, using the calculator because adding VAT to numbers isn’t easy for an F student. I edit photos on my Lightroom app, and I’m forever scrolling through my photo album for the next upload because I’ve ran out of options.
So yeah, I spend quite a lot of my time on my phone. If I’m not on my phone, then I’m on the computer at work, on the laptop at home or re-watching friends for the millionth time. Sometimes getting away from a screen is a reward for me.
Can you see why sometimes I just don’t want to message back?
You get the whats apps, you get the text messages, you get the emails and you also get those direct messages telling you how the next person has the perfect opportunity for you.
When Apple released the new iPhone, a new update comes along. On the new update you can now see how many hours you spend on your phone, daily and weekly. I’m already spending nearly 48 hours on my phone a week. FORTY EIGHT HOURS. So that means I’m spending around 3/4 hours a day or even more, on my phone alone. Bad right? Need to spend more time outdoors and enjoying the real world? That’s a change I’m making. So I’d hate for me to spend that little more time just having that catch up or listening to what opportunity you have for me next.
So that’s why I’m not messaging you back.