Things I Can't Live Without

Let’s face it, I’m a pampered millennial. I want everything, and I want it now, and I’ve become used to living that way. But let’s forget the basics like food, hygiene and company for a moment or two. Here are the modern day luxuries I can’t live without!

Things I Can't Live Without

My mobile phone

This is probably a pretty standard one for all millennials – not to mention everyone else in the population. My phone IS my life, it has everything and everyone on it. It’s my tether to the world of Twitter, and my kingdom of half-written lists. It’s my access to everyone I know (and that’s even without the call feature!) and my vanity.

Pretty staggeringly, there is nothing in my life that isn’t deeply rooted in my access to my mobile phone. You would have to surgically remove it from my side to rid me of it!

Access to a computer

Ok, I could just about get away with not having a computer if all I wanted to do was check my Twitter, read the news and browse forums (even that’s annoying though – HELLO WHY CAN’T YOU JUST ADAPT TO MY PHONE’S SCREEN SIZE?!) but everything I do in my blogging and vlogging world is done on my computer.

I recently took part in a Twitter chat all about blogging on the go – I came across so many people who blogged entirely from their mobile or tablet devices. That’s insane to me! Those people have some talent for typing on a touch screen. If I tried to do that my blog would be full of even more typos than it is now. Not to mention the terrible impatience I would exhibit when trying to edit videos.

Long story short, I feel most at home typing on a computer. And I’m far quicker, to boot.

Public Transport

I like public transport. I think I’m one of the only people in the world who does. But I enjoy putting my headphones on and… accessing my life. I love nothing more than a good bus journey. One of my favourite things to do is have an hour’s walk up to my local town centre, and then treating myself to the bus journey home. Yes, I know how sad that is.

I would pick a train any day over driving. Driving scares me half to death, and the obsessive side of me gets anxious and nervous when I need to navigate to somewhere new. What if I manage to get into a parking space and can’t get out? What if I have to navigate a huge roundabout? What if my car breaks down? With buses and trains I don’t have to worry about those things – someone else does.

Catch-up TV

I would probably watch no TV at all if it wasn’t for catch-up TV. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I watched something live. I tend to be pretty busy on week nights after work, and that means stockpiling all of my favourite shows to catch up on at the weekend.

But being honest – I don’t watch that many programmes as they air. I normally pick up on something later, and binge watch it. Who can be bothered with the agonising wait between episodes and *EVEN WORSE* seasons?! Why can’t all TV channels be like Netflix?! Encourage my binging, dammit.


I am not musical in the slightest. I wish I was, but it’s not a talent of mine. However, music makes my world revolve. It’s not really something I tend to shout about, or have strong opinions on, so the people closest to me would be forgiven for thinking I’m neutral to music but in reality, I couldn’t live without it.

I have a Spotify Premium membership and I don’t know what I’d do without it. I live for finding new music and learning the lyrics off by heart. There’s nothing more satisfying than picking up a CD in the flesh and leafing through the lyric book!

What can’t you live without? I’m sure you agree with some of mine!  Let me know in the comments.

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