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Monday, November 5, 2012
Sometimes it takes a big ol' bitch slap in the face from life to make you realize how fortunate and privileged you actually are! On Halloween I set down a small bag that contained my iPhone, drivers license, and bank card... let me tell you, that sh*t was gone before I could bat an eye at it. My beloved iPhone is dust in the wind at this point but life without a phone is quite the reality check!
My attempts to retrieve my phone were futile, I even offered cash to get it back! Alas, no response from the thief. Really, I should have involved the police, but I was being optimistic and that clearly just didn't work out. Unfortunately, I'm not eligible for an upgrade, nor can I afford a new replacement so I'm stuck with a phone that feels completely and utterly prehistoric. No email, Facebook, or Twitter here, not even group messaging! I will eventually replace my iPhone, considering I do need access to my email and the internet many times throughout the day, but it is something I have to save up for.
At the end of the day, this is not a sob story about losing my iPhone. Although it totally sucks, I understand that I was irresponsible. But I want everyone to take a step back and appreciate all the good things we have in life and never take them for granted. I am so blessed to have access to technology like the iPhone and for that I am grateful. Sometimes, it's not until you loose something, that you realize how much you actually rely on it!
So today, take a look around, and appreciate your quality of life. Thank the people that make it possible for you to have material things and realize how good you have it! Just reading this blog post on your computer or phone is something to be grateful for.
I hope you all understand where I am coming from.