Day 57: Alarm Clock

I remember growing up in a time when alarm clocks weren’t just an app on a phone but an actual thing. I mean it’s weird now to think that some people still have actual physical alarm clocks. I remember the cool new alarm clocks that moved around the room and you had to get up and chase it to turn it off. I used to think that was the most brilliant idea ever, because it meant that you couldn’t just press snooze, you’d actually have to get up.

Although I never reached the level of coolness where I possessed such an item, I do however place my phone on the floor next to my bed. It’s close enough for my arm to reach it so that I can play on my phone before bed (I have a 2metre charger cable). However it’s far enough away that I have to roll to the edge of my bed, and wake up to actually find my phone on the floor before turning it off. It’s not as innovative as the moving alarm clock but it does the job.

My alarm clock is such an important part of my life. I mean without it I’d be unemployed because I’d be late to work everyday. I have missed exams (okay 1 exam) at university because I forgot to set my alarm. It’s so vital for my happiness because I know I’m going to enjoy the next day if I don’t have to set an alarm the night before. Going to bed without setting an alarm automatically cheers me up. It brings me so much joy to know that on a Friday night, I can go to bed without an alarm. The only night in the whole week where I have that freedom.

To my alarm clock (app), I hope you never let me down and always continue to ring on.

Thank you for reading.

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