Now I finally, after 7 years, swapped my status as a student for that of the working class, I granted myself the permission to spend the money I earned in my first week (+ the money I got for being unemployed for 3 weeks) on something I wasn't able to afford before (unless I used my savings, but that's never a good idea because this would be an extra, and I think you shouldn't buy extras if you can't afford them properly). Why I should reward myself? Just because I'm proud to say I found a fulltime job (interim for now, but if all goes well I should be able to stay) which is almost the perfect match. It involves marketing, communication, photography, graphic design, DTP, maybe some copywriting, ... etc., and even better, I only needed 2 interviews! No months of searching for a job... just one week and BINGO!
It took me quite some time to figure out what to get:
An Apple Time Capsule perhaps? While still at school it seemed like a great thing to have, but now I don't have such important stuff on my laptop anymore, so why spend so much on a wireless back up system.
A new bike? I have a decent bike, but my dad's bike is simply awesome! It rides like the wind, and whenever I go somewhere by bike, I always take his bike. He never rides it anyway. I decided I should wait and see if I keep cycling as often as I do now, and maybe I can still buy me a new bike when spring comes back.
A horse? Too expensive.
A new dog? We already own a great dog, but he's getting old and doesn't really wants to go on long walks anymore. I decided to lose some weight, and walking is a great way to help doing so (lost 8kg the past 3 months!) but the dog doesn't want to go anymore but my parents don't want another dog. Not even after this one passes away. I have to move out of the house first before I can get a dog.
A new laptop? Mine is getting old and has a broken case and some weird pixels, but after replacing the motherboard about half a year ago it's actually working fine, at least for reading mails, and some occasional Photoshop work. Maybe later...
Photography stuff? Nothing I'd really want for now.
Really? Isn't there anything I'd need? Typical... if you can't afford it, there's hundreds of things you'd like, but if you have the money on your hands... nothing!
But then it struck me! How about a sewing machine? I wanted to buy that too. And the price is about right. But I'm working 9 to 5 now... when I get home there's dinner, and then a long walk with the dog... On Saturdays I go shopping (with dad's bike) and on Sundays we often go to our family, make a long walk, I go cycling some more... I don't have time to sew anymore...
But I decided to buy a sewing machine anyway. Maybe I don't quite have the time to use it now, but it will last for 30 years, so there will be time to use it eventually and I will probably get used to working 9 to 5 as well and be able to do more stuff after work.
To start, I decided to join a sewing club nearby.
Oh, and before I forget, I bought a BROTHER INNOV-IS 50. I hope I made the right decision. Any of you who has a BROTHER INNOV-IS? What's your opinion?