As I have thought more and more about not using a smart phone, I have gone through the various things I use a smartphone for and thought about how I would adapt.

Music, Photos, Podcasts I can find workarounds for.

imessage is one I cannot.

Messages has become how people have conversations. How my wife tells me she is done in the store while I sit in my truck waiting for her.

It is how I get included in events via a group text.

I think I could train people that I do not use text messages as much anymore. But then it might impact my social engagement with friends.

If I ever did go flip phone - I would not spend the time to learn to hunt and pek out a text. I would be call me or nothing.

Love to hear your thoughts.