I know what you’re thinking:
OMG. She’s not even working and she’s making a plan to buy MORE STUFF as a reward or a treat as having gotten a job after chilling out for like 3 years!?
And hasn’t she been buying and spending like mad ANYWAY?
Please don’t judge. I’m weak and hedonistic.
My very weak justifications for why I need a celebratory present for landing a contract are as follows:
- I haven’t worked for 3 years. Isn’t that cause for celebration when I am able to get a contract!?
- I will be working the entire time and won’t have time to relax or do anything, especially with a baby
- I don’t shop / spend a lot of money when I work. I’m very extreme in that way, it’s either ALL OR NOTHING.
So… that being said, that’s why I need to figure out what to buy myself as a gift once I get a contract.
Here’s a short list, disguised as a OMG I WANT THIS SO BADLY RIGHT NOW I COULD CRY, list:
This is a given, don’t even question this one.
It’s not even included as a “maybe”.
MACBOOK PRO 15″ + VM FUSIONWARE + QUICKBOOKS ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
This is a given.
(WHAT!?!? You’re all screaming right now, I can hear it.)
But chill. Really. I need the laptop for work.
I have had a Dell PC and a Sony PC because I can’t really use Macs at work, but I am fed up with PCs dying after a year of use.
I’m buying a goddamn Macbook and installing Fusionware. It’s my last hope of having a computer that won’t get a black screen after a year of use, die in the middle of working, or have a battery that doesn’t last more than 5 minutes.
I have had my Macbook Pro for about 5 years now and it’s still going strong. I only had to replace the logic board recently because I really REALLY use my Macbook pretty much 15 hours a day, every day, and it’s working like new again.
I also need accounting software because I do my own books.
I plan on never buying another damn PC for work for at least 5 years or longer. I’ve gone through so many PCs and always buy a new one each year, that it isn’t even funny any more.
ON EAR BOSE HEADPHONES (ONLY IF I TAKE THE METRO)
If I end up deciding to take public transit instead of buying a car, I’m buying a pair of these headphones.
I own a pair of Bose over the ear, noise-cancelling headphones but they are overkill for a commute and they kind of give me a headache if I am not using them while being stationary.
See, if I am walking or moving about, I can hear my blood swishing in my ears and it really bothers me to not get enough air flow and to feel this kind of weird pressure of the noise-cancelling feature.
I have the same problem if I wear very snug, silicone in-ear headphones.
Therefore, if I take the bus, I am buying a pair.
A PAIR OF NEUTRAL BALLET FLATS
Now for the fun stuff!!
I am deciding between custom made Poppy Barley flats or Lanvin ballet flats.
Poppy Barley is about $200 USD, Lanvin, $500 USD, assuming neither go on sale.
Ever since my Frye Carson flats (they suck, don’t buy them, more on that later in a separate post), stretched out and basically are unwearable, I don’t really have neutral-coloured ballet flats of any kind. My only 2 pairs of flats are bright citron yellow or bright blue and yellow.
So yes. I am looking into a pair of neutral ballet flats.
Yes. That’s it. That’s all I really REALLY want to buy for myself once I get a contract.
Unless of course.. you can come up with better suggestions. I’m all ears.
I think it’s the most practical purchase I can buy to treat myself. I have been eying things like moto boots, this awesome jacket, bla bla bla…. but I don’t need more shoes and clothes that aren’t going to be useful / practical but I really REALLY need a pair of neutral flats.