Tuesday has come... Hey, I'm on time! It's been a long day so Let's head to the confessional.
It's been a long day because I left the office and drove to northland looking for a PetsMart before going to a poetry group meeting. Then I made a stop by my office again before returning home.
When I left work I went looking for a PetsMart that I have never been to before. The driving instructions looked easy enough but the roads were a nightmare, with roundabouts and loops that went in circles. It was during this state of mental confusion that I realized I had left my cell phone at the office. At this point I am both stressed that I can't find the pet store AND that I don't have my phone. While I don't consider myself a legitimate techie I felt like I was naked without my cell. I considered driving back to the office but that would make me late for poetry so with a big old sigh, I moved on arriving at the group meeting on time.
Did I put the missing phone behind me once we started? Of course not! Doing that would be a healthy rational thing to do. I confess it is time like this that my body screams stress!!!!!!!!!!
When we were finished, I hit a drive through to get some food and then to my office. I go through security and take the elevator up and onto a pitch black floor where I play bind mans bluff all the way to the door, insert the key after several tries I'm in. I retrieve my phone that was right where I left it, tethered to my PC to charge. With the PC off, it was not charging and by now was dead.
I could have put the phone out of my mind during the meeting. I could have even gone one home, the phone would be there awaiting me in the morning but no, I'm not that kind of person. I confess that sometimes I wish I could be that person.
I don't leave my phone behind often and this is a good thing because it truly unnerves me. I confess that I know it would probably be a positive thing if I left my phone behind intentionally and allowed myself to simply take a deep breath and let it roll off me.
Do you have something you find it hard to be without? I'd love to hear about what leave you feeling naked.