This is my very nice and supportive roommate Leah Elizabeth Smith. Even though it meant she couldn't call me for 48 hours which made her sad, I surrendered my phone to her late one night. Really this only made her sad because she didn't hear Harry Potter ringtones for 48 hours. I seldom use my phone and often let it go uncharged for days, so I thought this would hardly be a challenge for me. I didn't get a cell phone until my junior year of high school and I don't use text messaging so I am not extremely dependent on my phone for communication. As a musician, I rely on e-mails for rehearsals because they are coordinated mostly by the music faculty via e-mail. Otherwise, I do the majority of my work individually (practicing) and while I occasionally use my phone to check the time and make quick calls home, it is not a major part of my life. To stay in touch with my friends from home I use skype and facebook. If I did not attend UNCSA, this would probably be different. Living in a residential community, I am generally able to find people when I need to, even when my phone is not charged, because I normally do not have time to socialize or study in groups until after in-building curfew. However, it is frustrating to my friends and peers that I do not keep my cell phone on, and they even complain that I do not use text messaging, as they are so heavily dependent on it. They often complain that I am "hard to reach" but I feel that not being dependent on my phone helps me make more personal connections with people because I try to seek them out in person. Regardless of my lack of phone dependancy, it is still frustrating when I want to make a call and my phone is dead, and it was especially difficult during this challenge, because I had to coordinate weekend plans for transportation with my parents. I eventually had to re-activate my phone an hour or two early because of a family emergency, but this challenge is normally a part of my weekly life.