April 30, 2010

Be Stronger Than Your Phone

Friday morning, last day of school for me. Finals next week....woohooo! I made it. My house has stayed in some semblance of order, only a week or so made life stressful for me when I had exams and work up to my ears. I have served homemade dinner often. My family has been totally supportive. I would say that this endeavor has been a success. And even though in the long run it is not important but it was important to me....I made all A's. Or at least that is how it is looking now. Thankful to God who has sustained me and my family through this joyous adventure.

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I am done with it....texting/talking on my cell while driving. I don't do it a lot, in fact almost nill for the last year or so, but almost is not none. No more, I will have no legs to stand on when my kids start to drive and I tell them they can not text or talk while driving. I am turning off my phone so I don't even hear it ring while I am in my car, putting it in my purse and going retro, like it was before I could be contacted or make contact 24 hours a day. Nothing is more important than the safety of those around me, my kids and myself. How could I live with myself if I was distracted and caused an accident or couldn't swerve away because I wasn't paying attention.

I signed a statement to the above on the No Phone Zone website. Google it, make the choice, be stronger than your phone. If I can do it you can too.

3 comments:

Amber Joy said...

Wow. I'm impressed. I should too.

Lisa said...

Tammy, I'm so proud of you, and I'm glad that it has been a positive experience for you!
You go, girl!

Anonymous said...

This needs to be encouraged more and more. In the last few days alone, I have been noticing more and more unsafe driving practices (weaving, slowing way down so as to hold up traffic, or changing lanes without looking), and when I see the drivers they are texting! And it is NOT just teenagers! This is really scary, so I am glad there is a "movement" to shut it down.
The only thing I will do is answer my hands free phone (built in to car) if a call comes in. If I just HAVE to make a call, I will pull over and stop.

Thanks for the reminder.

Sharon Winkler