Today, I did the unthinkable – I left my BlackBerry in my apartment.  And I realized when it was already too late to turn back.  I’m sure some of you have done this before so you’re familiar with the slight feeling of emptiness.  And don’t be embarrassed to admit it – feeling slightly naked without your cell phone is completely natural.  Cell phones have become a necessity in our lives.  They’re no longer just used for phone calls.

It never ceases to amaze me how dependent we’ve become on technology.  Though it wasn’t that long ago, life without cell phones feels like it was another lifetime.  But then again, cell phones used to be just for phone calls.  Now we rely on our phones for so much more: email, texting, directions, news, games, Facebook, Twitter, Internet, TV, etc.  So when we’re without our phones, we’re not just missing phone calls.  We’re missing so much more.

I’d like to propose a challenge… 48 hours without your cell phone.  Do you think you can do it?  Or have you done it before?  What are your thoughts on cell phone dependency?

Are there any other items that you can’t bear to part with for a day?  We’d love to hear your story!

On a parting note, Spring is offering a $175 credit if you switch to their service.  Find the details here.

Enjoy your weekend, Smilelys!