The air was momentarily sucked out of my world today when I went to turn on my iPod this morning and nothing happened. The screen was black and no amount of wheel-turning, button-pushing, shaking or swearing caused it to produce even one song from my beloved music collection.

I have to admit, a sense of panic set in when I thought I was going to move through my morning without my iPod. I am not sure when I became so iPod-dependent, but it was immediately clear this morning that my days of believing that I could live without an iPod were over.

Fortunately, a Google search led me to the Apple site where information on how to reset iPods was readily available. I must say, when I successfully reset my iPod a feeling of great accomplishment and enormous relief washed over me…I did it – thank goodness.

While the morning rolled on without further incident, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had become too dependent on electronics.  Seeing as I have only had my iPod since Christmas I would say that I have fairly quickly established an addiction to it.  Scary stuff.  I wonder if there are group therapy sessions out there for folks like me.  I can hear it now, “Hi, I’m Carol and I am iAddicted.”  They say recognizing you have a problem is the first step… I am on my way.

Day three hundred and three of the new forty – obla di obla da


About Ms. C

I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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