In the evening, my phone stopped working. I have been really good about keeping it dry, so I think it was just the end of its life—it was booting and rebooting itself without ever letting me access anything on it. One of my absolute pet peeves is how ‘disposable’ cellphones are. I hate that I have to get a new one so frequently. I hate that they don’t last six years or more. I hate that in order to stay current and on top of news/peoples’ lives/etc. it’s basically a requirement to have one at all. I love what my smartphone allows me to do, I just hate that it’s not something that LASTS. I worry about all the minerals mined that go into making each phone. I worry about all the electronic waste and plastic that goes into making each phone. I get seriously stressed out and anxious having to choose the ‘right’ phone that will fit my budget, allow me to do everything I need it to do, not be extravagant, and last as long as possible.