Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

Not addicted

My poor, sweet iPod is still not feeling well, despite it's recent getaway to Apple's repair department. Tomorrow it is getting sent back. This time it feels more like rehab than a visit to a fancy spa.

I just have to admit to myself what everyone else seems to already know; my iPod is weak.

It just can't keep itself charged, no matter how encouraging I am. I've tried coaxing it with plugs, docks, and portable speakers. It's just not making the effort I expected. I'm starting to feel betrayed and a little resentful.

But is it my own fault? Could I have been enabling it's bad behavior? Have I been pressuring it too hard to preform? Did I rely to heavily on it's battery strength? I need it so desperately. I'm not sure how I'll be with it gone.

Yes, I'm codependent and now it's making me pay.

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