So, how exactly did it get to be Wednesday already?! Things have been crazy busy in my world – hence the slightly reduced blogging schedule – but I’m definitely still here reading and writing posts whenever I can squeeze a few free moments into my day. Though I was majorly bummed to miss Bridal Fashion Week in NYC over the weekend, the good news is that I’m making tons of progress with classes and am still taking enough time for myself to keep the stress at bay.
I’m also excited to be the proud owner of a new iPhone 4S, which I absolutely love! Getting the phone the very day it was released definitely felt out-of-the-ordinary for me, since I’m typically not one to demand the newest technology as soon as it comes out and would never, ever spend hours waiting in line for just about anything. But in this case, the timing worked out perfectly, as my two-year-old iPhone 3GS was undoubtedly on its last legs.
Plus, our local AT&T store, while a bit crowded, didn’t have lines running out the door or a long wait time at all, allowing me to get in and out in less than 15 minutes. Awesome? Absolutely!
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Without a doubt, the 4S is head-and-shoulders above the older version, with a better camera, clearer screen, and fabulous "personal assistant" voice function that I’m quickly becoming addicted to. It's strange to think that as much as I used to at times despise the Blackberry I used at work (Emails at 6 a.m. while I’m on vacation? And what do you mean you dropped your ID down the elevator shaft on a Sunday?!), I’ve become a complete smart phone junkie ever since I got my first one.
Although I’m trying to get better about “unplugging” from time to time, the honest truth is that I just couldn’t be as productive or accomplish all that I want to without the help of my phone, whether I need to stay connected with a client, get directions to an appointment, schedule a reminder or look up just about anything. And after one of my classmates showed me her new iPad last week, I’m honestly thinking about springing for one of those at some point to more easily manage and access documents when I'm on the floor coordinating a wedding, on the train making last minute changes to a paper or doing any number of other things.
What do you think? Do you use a smart phone or rely on technology to make your life easier? Do you think we as a society have become too reliant on our gadgets, or do feel, like me, that they’re a necessity in order to stay up to speed?