I'm attached to my phone, usually.
This morning I met one of my clients at Scooters for our weekly meeting. We discussed her progress and went through a writing exercise on what she wants to accomplish.
Late I met with Kelly, one of my former students, for lunch. We dined at Panera, and the constant buzz of the busy restaurant had no effect on us. We spent the time catching up and talked about our respective year at our schools.
What do these two encounters have in common?
If you noticed that my phone seemed to be conspicuously missing, you are absolutely correct.
While I readily admit that my phone is my virtual assistant, when it comes to actual interactions, my assistant disappears.
I didn't miss it one bit. In fact, it was as if I didn't own a phone. I connected with the person I was with, and my focus was on each individual. I didn't wonder if someone was texting me, I didn't think about social media, and when my phone was buzzing with a call I declined it with a touch on my Apple watch.
I was unplugged.
And I loved it.
I enjoyed being in the moment. I was present. I was engaged.
It was as it should be.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.