I’m reasonably tech-savvy for a non-geek. When I used to teach high school music and drama, I was the person that everyone in the faculty came to for IT help. When the school started using software called “My Classes” over the school’s intranet in 2004, I was one of the early adopters and ended up being so proficient at utilising it creatively to enhance my students’ learning experiences that not only was I asked to train up my colleagues at the school, I gave a Professional Development workshop to teachers at a system-wide PD day. So I’m not a geek, but I’m definitely not clueless either.

For the last few days, I have felt my frustration rising to what is now a dangerous level. I have been increasingly moody, irritable and short tempered. I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m behind with my freelance work. I’ve had four days without piano practice (something I’m supposed to do every day) and I have neglected Yoga just as much. I have been consumed with this phone and this project. And the thing is, because I know that I’m capable, intelligent and reasonably tech-savvy, the fact that a gadget has beaten me has left me feeling inadequate as a person.

So today after yet more things going wrong and wasting my time, I turned the Desire off.

I may or may not turn it back on before the end of the review.

I may come back here and write up the other blog posts I’d planned, but I may not.

At the crux of it, my health and sanity are more important than a phone or a review process and I’m not feeling terribly healthy right now.