Today I had to take my iPhone into Apple to be looked at because the volume wasn’t working properly. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. Sometimes Siri worked, sometimes it didn’t. I was missing calls and texts and it became a little frustrating.
It is great that the service at Apple is always so good. I must admit though, when I have to go in and get my phone fixed and they tell you to back it up and then restore it to factory settings…I get a little jittery. My whole life is on this phone! But it was after this little visit with my friend Apple that I started really thinking about my own brain. Here’s why:
While I waited patiently for the service tech to tell me that there was a hardware issue with my phone and then bring me a new phone (as it’s still under warranty), I had a bit of a surprise.
It was not a hardware issue. The service tech proceeded to tell me that he thought it was a software issue. I was still waiting for him to say it was an “Apple” issue when he asked me if I shut off my phone often. (Nope, only when necessary.) Then he talked about the photos I had stored (I think about 1200 because you just never know when you are going to need to show someone something. You know, like what you had for dinner while in Greece.) So while I was embarrassed by having so many photos on my phone, iPhone guy informed me that he was a photo hoarder too and had 33,000 stored on the iCloud. Phew, I felt much better. He went to the back and ran a diagnostics on my phone and double checked the volume hardware.
When he returned, he explained to me that sometimes, these things happen due to a software problem. You know, the iPhone brain. He said that sometimes our phones just simply get too overloaded then simple things like volume don’t work properly. That got me thinking about my
own teaching brain.
I have a week and a half left of school so reflecting on how busy my brain is right now is easy. You know the feeling and while it may be like that more at the beginning of school and the end of school it certainly is comparable throughout the year too. All I have to do is show you this list of “events” and I am sure it sends chills down your spine and brings back stress hormones you didn’t know you had until it was actually happening.
…until my next blog post inspiration. But that is fun to me! Then I will be recharged and ready to begin to start thinking about next year.
(Clipart and Fonts in this post courtesy of: Melonheadz and KG Fonts)
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