you can deal with low-quality replaceable items, but not permanent ones. Maybe it’s because I can finally choose how I spend my money and that I now have some of it, that I’m finally realizing there are certain items that I purchase that must be high-quality, where as others can be low quality. I came to this conclusion over the past couple weeks moving across the country, that some items need to meet a certain level of quality. Mainly permanent items, items that you have for years and years. Things like computers, clothes, (once your grown) furniture. I don’t see the point of saving 20 bucks to be annoyed for 4 years, because you didn’t buy the “other” model. I’m glad I bought a nice dark room.
I’m just beginning to realize something about having a real job. I can do whatever I want after 5 o’clock. This isn’t something I was used to because frankly I was working around the clock. I could choose to screw off, but inside I knew that I was wasting time that would eventually get me into my chosen career path. Now that I have gotten in, I will be able to hone my skills while on the job, and after work, I now have some freedom to do things I want to do. Draw, read books, develop photography, cool programs I want to write. I have a lot of things that I want to do, so it’s difficult to choose which one comes first, but at least I don’t have to feel guilty drawing for a couple hours when I know I should be programming…It feels so freeing.