Please take this for what it is, a girl whining about losing something frivolous.
When I moved out of my house at the end of June, I lost my AirPods.
I’m not someone who’s hugely into material things – I care more about people and places over things. However, being without my AirPods has really disrupted my life in more ways than I thought possible.
For starters, one of the things that has really gotten me through the past eight months is my best friend. We’ve talked every day – some days for hours on end. (I mean it – on a particularly bad day in May, my best friend talked to me for nine hours. Which, you know your best friend is about as good as they come when they cannot physically get to you so they spend nine hours talking to you on the phone) Having the AirPods so effortlessly connect to my phone meant that I didn’t have to physically carry around the phone with me. I could go hands free, and do things like make dinner, while talking, never having to worry about if they could hear me.
I’ve also been leaving myself voice memos, for months now. I know people told me that I should write down how I am feeling, but I found it easier to speak it a lot of days. The microphone in the AirPods is so clear that I was able to leave really clean, crisp audio in these clips. I told myself I was going to store them on my computer and come back to them when I was ready to write a book about the experience. Or my friend Stacey, she’s said I should turn this whole thing into a Podcast where I can play the very clips I was feeling on the very days as I reflect back on what was happening. Now that I am no longer alone, it’s become harder to speak these clips, as I have to talk so much louder without the AirPods.
I’ve also been using them to listen to the rain. I’m sure this sounds weird – but I get a really calming sense from the sound of the rain and since it’s summertime around here, it hasn’t been raining a lot. So I’ll put rainymood.com on, pop the headphones in my ears and disappear for a while.
Yes, I could get another pair of headphones. I can’t just get a regular old pair of wired headphones these days. I don’t have headphone jacks on my computer or phone. I know, that was a stupid purchasing decision to make, but I made those purchase decisions over a year ago – so I can’t exactly go back and do that over.
There are few things in this life I attach myself to – my phone, my computer, my AirPods and my coffee mugs. The coffee mugs are a story for another day. Everything else – well it is what it is. Some things when you lose them, it just hurts more than others. I guess the point is, it’s hard to say exactly why things matter, or what will matter to certain people. Some things have more significance than for just being the object that it is.
Do you have anything you’d be beside yourself about if you lost?