A lot of people – me included – rely on technology far too much from ordering a takeaway online to booking a holiday at the click of a button. While I could not live without technology (no understatement) there are a lot of areas which I don’t like technology taking over and I still try and cling on to the more traditional routes. This includes:
Keeping a diary
I do not like relying on my phone for keeping my plans together. I did this once and then there was a malfunction and my phone had an issue wiping all of my plans, appointments, and shows leaving me a bit in the shit. That doesn’t happen with a physical diary which is why each and every year I buy a new one and I could not be without it. I love choosing a new diary over the festive period and adding in all my fun plans, and it’s always nice to look back over an old diary and see how many fun things I got up to.
I absolutely love printing photographs and while I might not fill photo album after photo album I still love having them. Throughout my flat photo frames and clips brim with stunning holiday locations and the smiling faces of me with the people who mean the most to me. I love creating small photo books and albums of the places I have visited so I can look back on them when I’m older and the concept of Facebook or Instagram might not exist any longer.
Yes Kindles are cheaper, easier to carry around and can be more practical especially when you go away but I just can not bare them. I love the feeling of a physical book, looking at the artwork on the cover and holding something physical. I have such an overflowing bookshelf that I am always having to do bookswaps/ storing them away/ selling them because I just don’t have the room but it makes choosing my next road so much more fun browsing through them.
Where possible I will always opt for getting physical tickets for a concert/ show/ festival as opposed to those e-tickets you print off yourself. Physical tickets have so much more character and I have memory books which showcase all of events I go to and an awesome ticket looks so much nicer than a tattered printed piece of paper. I wish places didn’t charge so much for the postage of tickets as it always pains me to spend an extra £5 but usually I’ll do it.
I am utterly rubbish at dating apps, I am not photogenic enough to get that one jaw-dropping photo and I don’t like being put under pressure to write about myself so my profiles tend to just be lengthy and boring. Technology makes it seem like it’s so easy to find a partner/ date/ someone to sleep with but in my experience it isn’t quite as easy as clicking a few times and being sorted. I make a much better impression in person but it rarely seems to get to this stage for me.