so a couple days ago i finally gave in and bought an ipad. after about a year of talking myself out of it, i finally succumbed to my temptations and the persuasion of a couple friends. the trouble i have with big purchases is the fact that i do work hard for the money i earn, however there is always a worry in the back of my mind that i’ll need every penny that is in my savings for an emergency expense. i won’t lie, my list of what if’s goes like this: “what if my car breaks down?!” “what if i need to move?!” “what if i need to go to the hospital for emergency brain surgery?!?!?!” “what if my brothers or mom need a bailout?!” “what if i need a bailout?!” the list goes on and on and it may not make sense; but to me it does. i never felt like i had a stable roof over my head or a stable car to drive growing up, so it’s just natural for me to wait for something bad to happen. i’ve had TWO cars catch fire in my life and remember a time period where my mom, brother, and i lived in several different motels for awhile. so, the best we can do is be prepared for things like this, so that’s why i save. but it’s also important to remember these two things:
- reward yourself for hard work. that does mean BUY IT. (only if you LOVE it)
- don’t let your fears hold you back from living life to the fullest.
so that’s why i bought and ipad, that’s why i run in a race where they throw colored chalk powder at you, and that’s why i feel happy most of the time these days. (still working on that last one) you have to splurge sometimes and take a break. at the end of the day i am happy with the decisions i’ve made and to me that’s what matters most.
so, what are some good ipad apps? i’m also looking for a good case and trying my best to stay away from all the beautiful (and expensive) kate spade ones.