It’s probably been about five years now that I have tried to save money for this one thing that I’ve wanted, and it just never worked out. You know, because I have shopping issues. And by that, I mean that I love Target, and I almost never leave that place empty-handed.
But it’s not just that. Sometimes, the money has to go towards a bill, my student loans, someone’s birthday. It’s like there is always something else around the corner that my money goes to, so I can never save enough money for this one freaking item. Which is super obnoxious, in my opinion, but it’s not something that I need—it’s something I want. It just kind of sits there, on my mental wish list, waiting for the day I have the kind of money to get it.
In case you didn’t know; for the most part, I write my posts on my computer at work. Admittedly, I do a lot of stuff on my work computer besides work. It is mostly during my lunch break and after hours (because I always stay late, but that’s a different story), but that’s when I write them. I don’t have any good workspace at home to put my head in the game there, and I don’t really have a computer to do it on.
Sure, I have my phone, and my iPad. But I hate using the small keyboards to type things out. Text messages are an exception, because well, that’s what smartphones are for—but writing out all y thoughts is hard to do on a small screen.
And don’t think I’m trying to rationalize a need for getting a laptop. I know that I don’t need it. If I did, I would have tried hard enough until I got a second job, just to get the money to buy one. Honestly, if I got one, I probably wouldn’t get off of it. But it would be so much easier writing at home (or literally anywhere else, because you know, that’s the appeal of a laptop) than doing it while I’m at work.
And, you know, because I’m annoying, I don’t just want a laptop—I want a MacBook. And I don’t just want a MacBook, I want the MacBook Pro. I’ve put a lot of thought into this.
I used to have a laptop when I went to Iona, but that thing didn’t last very long, because of how easily a virus was able to mess it up. I know that MacBooks are super expensive, but if it meant that my chances of getting a virus were very slim, I would find the money. I’ve tried. I just have horrible saving skills. (And because I don’t want to take the blame, we’ll say that I get that from my parents.)
Honestly, it is insane how expensive these things are. After sales tax and everything, they’re almost $2K. Nobody wants to spend that kind of money, but they do it anyway, because they know Apple products are considered the best of the best, and it’s so hard for viruses to infect their products. Sign me up.
Everyone that I know that has one swears by them…especially when they have AppleCare. Because, you know, you gotta spend even more money in case they get damaged. (Fun fact: they don’t cover water damage…so don’t drink anything near them.)
I know that I’m going to need a laptop when I go back to college, so the plan is to hopefully get one by then. Do I think it’ll actually happen? Probably not, unless I get a higher paying job, or don’t allow myself to spend any other money than the amount that goes to my bills.
Anyway, wish me luck. I’m going to need it.
Prompt: Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford.