Look, with the way I feel like I’ve been metaphorically run through the emotional ringer since early in November, I decided that with some saved up money I was going to treat myself. Not just a little bit either. And with something that would be useful to me in a lot of ways.
So yesterday I went out and got a brand-spanking new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. This is such a marked departure for me that I’m really kind of excited about it. This machine will make it possible for me never, ever to have to bring home my beast of an old HP laptop that tipped the scales at a respectable 9 pounds (or so). Believe me that was a big pain in the neck (literally) to have to lug that hunk of junk home. As an added bonus, sometimes the thing takes 10 minutes to start.
No thank you.
And, in the profession I’m in, I figured it was finally time to be fully knowledgable about how the different capabilities could benefit me. Different OS, synching with my beloved iPad, iPhone…a closed ecosystem of my own that should keep me happy for many years (I hope) after the “replace my PC every 1.5 years” dance I’m used to. I can see myself loving this machine for a long, long time.
I splurged. I’m loving it. I’m an Apple guy now. So what?
Now to do some real damage with the design stuff. This is going to be an unprecedented time of creativity and fun for me, and for once I don’t have buyer’s remorse since it will only help me down the road overall. My dad binge purchased all the time, and I know first-hand most of it was just junk (I threw out a lot of it with my brother after he died). This I can use, and I will.
Let the healing begin.