iPhone 6 Review
There are many reasons as to why I adore my phone. It’s an iPhone 6, and I’ve had it for about 4 years and 3 months. I use my phone a lot. The most practical reasons though, are to call or text my dad, my grandma too. Most of the time, I’m calling my dad to come pick me up from cross country or track practice, he’s honestly the person I call and text the most. Other times, I’m texting my grandma asking what time she wants to meet up in Platte City every Friday evening. I use find friends quite a bit with these two people in my life also. But, my phone has many more practical uses than that. Whenever I need to split tips up at work, my phone’s calculator app is so much handier than the old calculator we have with the buttons that stick. I also use it every single morning when I wake up, it’s my alarm clock and the first thing I do is go to safari. ‘Weather KCMO’ is probably my most frequent tab. In fact, I open new tabs so often that I’ve probably had at least 10 be ‘weather KCMO’! Another practical use I have on my phone is my Bank of America app. I use it every single week to deposit my checks. That’s about the only time I enjoy opening this particular app, mostly because I hate to see the money exiting my account even if it’s only 4-5 dollars. I love being able to watch the amount rise though, it brings me a great amount of joy knowing I worked hard enough to earn that paycheck.
I have a lot of apps on my phone. I’ll admit, it’s probably too many. I have Instagram, I spend countless minutes turned hours on this app. Mostly scrolling mindlessly through the explore page. I’ll find memes to laugh at, dog videos to awe at, and reunion videos to cry at. The possibilities are endless. I have twitter too. My time spent on twitter is mostly supporting my school, or figuring out the schedule for track meets. In fact, if you were to scroll through my twitter and look at every single one of my tweets, most of them are rooting for the teams and clubs at Northtown, there’s also a lot about running, a handful sprinkled in about politics and world issues, and a couple crazy work stories that I just had to share with the world. Next is snapchat. This one’s pretty basic, it’s mostly just to talk to my friends and ‘spill the tea’ using disappearing videos with my best friends. After that is Tumblr. I spend a lot of time on Tumblr, the possibilities of what I do on there are endless. A lot of the time, the minutes or hours I spend on there is just to indulge my nerd side that I can’t hide all that well. I love reading about all the Easter eggs that people have found in the latest Star Wars or Marvel trailers. I adore looking at all the fanart and stories that people post. It amazes me how much these movies have impacted individuals’ lives including mine. During other moments on Tumblr I learn a lot. Sometimes it’s how I can protect myself against just about anything, or the stories of survival from victims of abuse, sometimes it’s about a tragedy that’s going on around the world. Either way Tumblr is one of my many escapes because nobody really has one and if they do, it’s kept secretive and everyone is free to be who they really are without any fakeness. Then of course there’s Facebook, but personally I only get on there when something big happens and to let the family I don’t see often know that I exist. Those are all my social media apps for the most part. One of the apps I use frequently though is Wattpad. I love to read. More importantly, I love to write. Whether it’s fanfiction, original stories, etc, I love it all. Writing has been a huge part of my life since I was a small child. I think it really peaked in 5th grade when we would have some time specifically designated for writing. If I wasn’t writing at school, I was writing at home, on the way to school, and just about anywhere I could get my hands on a piece of paper and pen or pencil. I think that Wattpad is what made me want to be an author so badly. I realized that people liked my stories, and that they enjoyed every chapter I updated and supported me every step along the way, in fact it encouraged me to make a Tumblr just for writing, I got almost 2,000 followers and for a site that nobody is really following others on, that’s a lot. Especially when most of them are strangers. Wattpad opened my eyes to why I want to be an author. If you were to open my notes app on my phone, you’d find numerous amounts of finished stories, stories with one or two paragraphs, or even stories that are about halfway finished. Anytime I get an idea that just can’t let go of, I open my notes and just begin to write whatever I need to get out. I have so many more apps than that but, I don’t use them enough and they’re only there because I use them just enough that I can’t get rid of them.
Having a phone has made my life both easier and harder. It’s made my life easier because I can contact my dad easily or google the weather. A lot of the time, it’s me texting my dad while he’s working to ask him if I can finish drinking his sprite that he left in the fridge (luckily, he always says yes!). Not only that, but it’s made my life easier because I can find where he’s at with find friends, this way when the weather in Missouri is really bad I can stay inside until he’s gotten a little bit closer to the school before I meet him at the car when he picks me up. My phone can be a nice little distraction every once and a while when I just need a break from life. My phone has also been one of the things to make my life worse though. It’s the main source of distraction when I’m doing my homework, and sometimes social media just gets on my nerves. Sometimes, it’s better that I just take a break from my phone itself and not rely on it to be my source of happiness. A lot of teens are addicted to their phones, but so are a lot of adults. I’m guilty of being one of those teens and I’ll admit that wholeheartedly. My phone is a distraction, but at times it’s my main source of action. I mean action in the perspective of when I need a good laugh, or a good cry, or even to rant to one of my friends as she procrastinates her homework with me. There’s many reasons as to why I love and adore my phone, but the reasons I’ve mention here, are just the big ones with the most value in my heart.