A short while ago, I turned my laptop off… and it never turned on again. Usually when this happens I throw a strop about losing all my files and then buy a mid-priced PC. But thanks to Dropbox and iTunes Match I didn’t really lose anything and the sneaky little part of me that’s been lusting after the rose gold MacBook was kind of pleased. Dead computer? What a perfect way to justify the shiny, beautiful new laptop I’ve been trying (and failing) to justify for the past few months.
The sneaky part of me won, especially when I found out I would get a pair of wireless rose gold Beats headphones for free. Just to round out my reasoning, I threw in a teeny dose of “this laptop will be good for my health because it’s so tiny and light.” I’m good like that.
And honestly, I’m so excited about this new laptop that it feels like a present to myself. I don’t want to say I deserve it because it’s not good financial sense to ‘reward’ yourself with expensive pressies – but after a really hard summer (my health has been crazy and flare-y) it was great to do something lovely just for me.
I’ve never had a Mac before, they seemed too expensive and my family are PC-users all the way. But since I started using one at work, seven years ago, I’ve been enamoured of them. It was so nice to stick with my new philosophy of not buying stop gap things but just buying the things that you really love. That way I surround myself with less stuff but stuff that I truly love.
Just after I bought myself the laptop, Tasha gave me another perfect present – Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (it’s one of my all time favourite books) illustrated by Dali. Growing up my house was always full of Dali prints that Mum hung. The combination of two things that give me such happy fuzzies all in one book is almost too perfect to bear.
Sometimes, I’m just really thankful for my life and all the wonderful people and things in it. :)