I kid you not. You read that correctly. Up until about 2 weeks ago, I had never owned a cell phone. Ever.
At first it was because I didn't want to pay for one. This was back in the mid-late 90's when I was hard at work at my first (and only) job out of college.
Then I realized I didn't really like talking on the phone that much, so I didn't see the point.
Logistically, they were a challenge to keep track of since I also don't carry a purse.
Once the smart phones came out, it seemed like many people were on their phones all the time, and missing what was going on around them. Or ignoring the person sitting across from them at the table.
Most recently, it was a sort of identity. I was the only person everyone knew who didn't have a cell phone.
So what changed? Well now that my kids are getting older and more independent, it's getting more challenging to stay in contact with everyone I need to. And I did start feeling bad that the 12 year-old was the only one in his grade without a phone (sadly, that's not an exaggeration). It was fairly easy to deny his incessant requests for a phone, however. "I don't have one and I'm 45 years old. Why would you need one?" : )
Anyway, here is the scrapbook page I made in honor of this most recent life change.
This page is on the Winnie & Walter blog if you'd like to see more details.
Thanks for looking!