A long time ago, I met someone. It was truly a life-changing moment. It enriched my life, made every day easier, made me capable of doing things I never thought were possible. There have been ups and downs, just as in any relationship, but we have stayed together all these years.
I would like to share the rollercoaster ride that is the relationship between my smartphone and me.
I mentioned I was talking about my smartphone, right? It might as well be my boyfriend, considering how much time I spend with it. Let’s examine this weird relationship, shall we?
Maybe it was more like a blind date. I heard a lot about the smartphone before meeting it. It was smart (duh), talented, had a really good memory – you know, all the things you look for in a significant other. I was more than ready to finally meet the smartphone after hearing everyone talk about it so much. Needless to say, we hit it off.
We all love this part. Everything is new and exciting. And I mean everything. In this relationship, my eyes lit up when smartphone introduced me to Temple Runner. My chest thumped when I didn’t have to switch devices to listen to all of my music. I was giddy with joy when Smartphone showed me it could do all the things my computer could, like show me Facebook. It was an amazing time.
You know when you have a friend who disappears the second they start dating someone? Yeah, this happened with my smartphone boyfriend. Smartphone became my prime source of connection. It was with me all day, everyday. Eventually, I became so dependent on it that I couldn’t imagine going anywhere without it, not even to all the places I went to before I met Smartphone.
Things fall apart
I realised that this was not a healthy relationship. I wanted to take things slower. I wanted space. I wanted to feel like my own person again. It didn’t mean I fell out of love, but it did mean that things needed to change.
Will they or won’t they?
Obviously my relationship with Smartphone is never going away, and while it’s still a little unhealthy, I’m continuously trying to adjust it so that I’m not always using it as a social crutch.
Anybody else have an unhealthy relationship with their smartphone boyfriends? What am I talking about, of course you do!
Here’s to all the happy couples out there!