What have I learned? This will be a question a lot of people will be asking me. The answer is not so simple. I don’t think I will know for weeks or months what all this meant and how it has changed me. What I do know is that Josh and I have just scratched the surface with this project. There are many more conversations to be had about how all of these new technologies affect us physically, emotionally, and socially. In that regard, 30 days most definitely is not enough time.
However, it was enough time for me to realize that I can’t sustain all of the technologies the way I have been. I will not be deleting my facebook account after this, but I will be using it much differently. I have already taken the app off my phone and I will be cutting back the number of people I have as friends. For me, the key is keeping a balance and remembering the importance of fostering my relationships face-to-face as much as possible.
What are you going to do when you get out? This is the other question people want to know the answer to. To start, I will be celebrating tonight with many of you. I look forward to hugging my family and friends, but I am starting to wonder if all the noises, smells, and physical contact will put me into sensory overload. It’s possible and that’s okay. It will still be fun. After that I will be unplugging for a little while.
As I mentioned, I will be cutting back on my facebook friends, but I want to thank all of the supporters and everyone I have had conversations with this month. It’s those discussions that made this project a success in my mind and I hope that you will continue the conversation with those in your lives.