Don’t get me wrong. I love change. But changing mobile number? That’s a different thing. Maybe a lot of people now don’t really mind keeping your mobile number. After all, there’s Facebook and a whole bunch of messaging apps today. What for? You can chat and even call the people you need to contact using the internet. People spend their credits on data packages rather than text and call packages, so why then I’m making a fuss on changing my mobile number?
You see, for me, my mobile number has a sentimental value. (And an actual value because they are connected to my bank accounts.) I envy some people who had the same number since they were in elementary. I care about my number. For me, it’s like my identity. And I don’t just change my number for no reason. Even if I’m forced to change my number, I make it to a point that changing my mobile number will also mean there will be some changes in who I am. I know it sounds petty. But for so long, I have treated my number as part of me.
Again, for the nth time, I have a new mobile number. It’s a good thing that it’s very timely because I want a few changes in my life right now. I want people to feel that something in me has changed. I just graduated college, and I want an image that will look like somehow, I have matured (but not physically, please.) In changing mobile number, I want to portray a message that says “I’m letting go of the past, and I’m ready to start a new life, and a new me.”
Aside from that, changing mobile number is very hard. You have to inform everyone of your new number. And even if you do, most of them will still contact your old number. There’s also a matter of bank accounts. My mobile number is tied to my bank accounts. It’s also tied to different messaging apps, money-related sites, and more. It’s also the recovery phone for most of my accounts. So changing mobile for me, means a lot. It’s truly like changing a whole part of your life. How about you? Do you feel like changing your mobile number also changes who you are? Do you feel like your mobile number is a part of your identity? Let me know in the comments!