Writing 101, Day Twenty: The Things We Treasure
For our final assignment, tell the tale of your most-prized possession. If you’re up for a twist, go long — experiment with longform and push yourself to write more than usual.
My most-prized possession is my 160GB iPod Classic: the only Apple item I have ever liked and it has been discontinued. I bought this iPod as a graduation gift to myself. I had convinced myself that if I achieved distinction in my degree, I would not think twice and simply buy it. Thrilled to have achieved the highest mark possible, as soon as I had the money, I went for it. I can no longer recall how much it cost me back in 2012 but it was between £150 and £200 – a lot of money for an unemployed person. However, the meaning behind my iPod was worth every single penny.
Although my iPod is only 2 years old, it holds plenty of memories inside through music. It has all the artists that I am passionate about and a few more as well as music genres for every mood, every emotion and every experience. My iPod also has playlists with music carefully selected for activities that requires high energy levels (running or any high intensity cardio), less noise but harder beats (weightlifting) and relaxation (stretches and meditation). In addition, it plays almost 24/7. When it is not being used on the go, then it will be plugged on my laptop and iTunes shall be in use till I go to sleep. I suppose it is quite evident as to why I have chosen my iPod as my most-prized possession. It is literally the most used item I have as its usage beats my smartphone, laptop and tablet. When I feel like staying away from technology and I switch my mobile phone off, my iPod stays. I don’t even consider it technology. I consider it a body extension! I can quite easily say that the only time I do not have my iPod around is during the shower purely because I haven’t bought a portable dock yet. Soon enough that will change too.
With plenty of dents and scratches that haven’t impacted the quality at all, my iPod is not one of the prettiest items to look at, especially if you prefer the fancy iPod touch things that are still on sale. However, it is precious. It’s not just about its wide music collection, but also the symbolism that it represents.
This is it! I have finally completed the Writing 101 challenges. It has taken me months and I considered giving up several times. I have banged my head against the walls– not literally – and kept going. I won’t complete the last twist to have this as the longest entry. I don’t want to do it. My first Writing 101 entry shall remain the longest with a 20 minutes free writing challenge (you can read it by clicking on its title at the end of this post).
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Previous Writing 101 entries:
Day 1 – 20 minutes writing challenge
Day 2 – The First Out of Many Mistakes
Day 3 – Three Most Important Songs
Day 4 – In Loving Memory
Day 5 – You Are Not Alone
Day 6 – Deep Blue Eyes
Day 7 – Betrayal
Day 8 – The Coffee Shop
Day 9 – Different Points of View
Day 10 – Childhood Memories
Day 11 – Childhood Memories II
Day 12 – Running Out Of Time
Day 13 – Awakened
Day 14 – A Plea For Change
Day 15 – Uninspired
Day 16 – Willfully Lost
Day 17 – Phobia
Days 18 & 19 – Boredom