Today is a sad day. My faithful companion, my loyal sidekick, my beloved Apple Watch that burst onto the scene one glorious Christmas morning, has finally given up the ghost. It was a long and glorious journey, full of highs and lows, joys and sorrows, steps and calories. But alas, all good things must come to an end. Goodbye, my beloved Apple Watch.
What a journey
I remember the day you entered my life. You were a shiny new Series 2, with all the bells and whistles. I was so excited to try out all the features, graduating from what felt like stoneage technology. A watch that just told the time? Surely not. I felt like a spy, or a superhero, or a cyborg. I wore it everywhere, and it became an extension of myself.
We had some great times together.. It helped me stay fit, healthy, and motivated. It tracked my workouts, my heart rate, my sleep quality. It cheered me on when I reached my goals, and nudged me when I needed a boost. It also kept me connected, with notifications, calls, messages, and apps. It was like having a mini iPhone on my wrist.
The Rough Patches
But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. We also had some rough patches. It sometimes annoyed me with its reminders, its alerts, its battery life. It sometimes glitched, froze, or crashed. It got scratched, dirty, wet. It sometimes made me feel guilty, stressed, or obsessed. It was like having a nagging parent on my wrist. (Sorry mum.)
But despite the challenges, we stuck together. We grew closer over time, and learned to appreciate each other’s quirks. You and I became inseparable, and I couldn’t imagine life without it.
Today, I woke up to find my Apple Watch dead. Not just low on battery, not just in need of a restart, but dead. Kaput. Finito. Nothing I did could revive it. No amount of charging, resetting, or praying could bring it back to life. It was gone.
I felt a pang of grief in my chest. It was if I had lost a friend. A part of me was missing.
I don’t know what to do now. How will I cope without my Apple Watch?
I guess I’ll have to find out.
But for now, I just want to say thank you.
Thank you for everything.
Goodbye, my beloved Apple Watch. You will be missed.