A Little Closer to Adult
For many years now I’ve relied on my father to help me with electronic purchases because I’ve never been able to afford them and he has. If you walked around my house almost every piece of electronic equipment we have has been given as a gift to me from my father. It’s been that way my whole life. I think the only things we had not purchased by him was our dvd player (those are so inexpensive these days), the iPod and our cell phones.
What has he gotten for me? My previous tv and the current tv (when the old one broke after 10 years), my camera, my lenses, my VCR (yes we still have one), my laptop and several other things that I can’t think of at the moment. If I needed something I would ask for it for my birthday or for Chanukah, that was how my life worked.
Then I realized I needed a new laptop because of all my photography work I needed one that would make it easier to work on the photos, not harder. I mentioned it to him, as I always have, and he had some ideas. He thought maybe he could give me their old one and some other suggestions. Suddenly it dawned on me, I don’t always need his help. I’m actually making money with my photography right now and I can put that towards a new laptop.
So without his advice or help we went to Best Buy and found just the right laptop. I bought this with my very own money, probably more money than I’ve ever spent on anything electronic, and I feel like I made a big step in the grown up world.
I’m nearly an adult I think, dammit, I really have to put a stop to this.