Something major took place this weekend…
Yep, I bought a 21.5″ iMac computer. And as I sit here typing, I still can’t quite believe it. I decided to bite the bullet and finally invest in a new computer for a number of reasons;
1. My Macbook Pro was 7+ years old and the software was out of date
2. I’m planning to expand my blogging and [hopefully] move into filming/editing videos
3. I need to start building credit
Woah, what? What does buying a computer have to do with my credit?
I’m in my early 20’s and I have yet to have a credit card under my name. Now, I’m perfectly okay with that- I’d actually prefer to go my entire life without one- but society doesn’t work that way. Having a good credit score is crucial if I ever want to buy a car, buy a house, get a loan, etc. and I need a credit card to do that. So, I’ve been weighing the options with my mom over the past few months and was trying to come up with the most practical solution. Enter my need for a new computer…
After doing some research, I discovered that Apple offers their own credit card. If you’re approved, you qualify for 12-18 month no interest financing on any in-store purchase. Um, yes please. I applied for their credit card, bought my iMac, and will be making payments on it every month. #imabigkidnow
This year has been all about growing up for me: I turned 21 [became legal], started paying all of my own bills, experienced working 2 jobs, got a credit card, and began to discover the things that truly make me happy. I’m so different from the girl I was on January 1st and I love how far I’ve come.
Growing up can be overwhelming but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. We’re conditioned to believe that adulthood is solely filled with stress and anxiety but it’s really a matter of perspective. The responsibilities grow but so do the rewards. If you find reasons to be happy, you will be happy.