On watching for the little things

I’ve worn this wristwatch for a little over 9 years now. I got it for Christmas in 2010, and so actually it’s been through an entire decade with me. It’s a bright turquoise, gaudy G-shock with an inch-wide band that I thought was the coolest thing when I was in high school. Now I wasn’t wrong about that and I’m still not, but this watch has been with me in the toughest of times.

I’ve had this watch for longer than I’ve had some of my best friends. In fact, I have no close friends left from childhood, so…I’ve had this watch longer than pretty much all the friends I have…