About a month or so ago I noticed that it was getting harder to charge my phone. At first I thought it was the charger. Now though, it's become pretty obvious it was the phone. The charger port is ruined and I'm going to have to get it replaced today.
Thankfully the thing is covered by insurance. This actually isn't the first time I've had to use my phone insurance to replace my phone. There was a time last year where I dropped my phone while running and thought the screen was broken. In my defense it was pretty heavily cracked. After going through the whole process of paying my premium to have it replaced and admitting I broke my phone just a month or two after getting it, it turned out that my screen wasn't broken at all. The screen protector was. I've never felt so stupid. Especially when they refused to refund my premium because I had "customised" the replacement phone. I'd been using it for like 2 hours. Apparently that was 2 hours to much for them.
At least this time the thing is actually broken.
It's amazing how much of a part of my life my phone has become. I've never really needed one before. I've never had friends and I never leave the house so I didn't even need one for emergency purposes.
Of course everything changed when I went freelance. While I still use my phone a lot to play games and talk to the friends I have gained since getting it, the notifications about my emails and for work are invaluable. If I didn't have that I'd have to have the website open all day and keep checking it. It's really incredible how one device has gone from being nothing to me, to being a major part of my life.
It's probably scary too.
Well, either way, I should have a new one in a day or two.