Our only security is our ability to change. ~John Lilly
I am so anxious about not being able to use my Blackberry today. I keep thinking, “okay, must tell my family, everyone at work, friends, tipsters…I will not be using my crackberry, er blackberry today”.
AHHH. I’m panicking already. I’m at the point I check emails, facebook, twitter on a constant basis through this thing.
Will I miss a story? a good tip? a pithy remark? Have I lost it?
Wish me luck.
You think I was freaked out? Look at the faces of our nbc 10 investigative interns as I tell them I will be “sans” blackberry today. It was almost 10 am and I was about to leave for a two hour road trip to get an interview. From right to left: Danielle, Kristen, Eric and Ryan and finally Producer Ed Dress weighs in.
I did let important sources know they would have to call today, that I was on the road. Meanwhile, I felt like I had a nervous twitch for the first two hours where I would go to reach for my blackberry , then mentally slap myself.
That thing has become my security blanket. I feel in touch, in the know, connected, constantly in the loop. My G-d it’s exhausting!
By the end of the day, I was better. I resorted back to “working the phone” to get things done. I have to say I now think email is often faster and more efficient.
At 6:30 I ran into the office, to my computer to check my email. My eyes got big. Dozens of emails unopened! oh my!
What did I miss?? As it turns out, nothing that couldn’t wait. Our smart and capable interns managed to call me with information I needed to know. There was not a complete melt down.
I might need to schedule more blackberry free days.