I have been waiting for spring like a kid waits for Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. Honestly any time I see a blue sky I am like oh great its gonna be warm now?! Okay?! Okay!
Then it’s still cold and miserable and generally snows about 3 seconds later.
I am SO ready for spring. I am ready for flowers and birds chirping and sunshine and those sweet few weeks where it’s not yet too hot, but you also only need a sweatshirt to be comfortable outside.
Spring just brings about a sense of renewal. And with this longing for spring, I have been trying to bring about renewal in many places in my life.
Cleaning my house. Doing my homework in the daylight hours. Eating a primal diet again. Setting up dinner parties with friends. Celebrating victories as they come (640 I am looking at you!). But with all this refreshed zeal for life, there came a dreaded realization.
My MacBook has begun its slow descent into its next phase of life.
That trusty MacBook Air has seen me through a lot. Finishing my undergraduate degree. Most of a masters degree. A tumble out of the hands of clumsy TSA agent.
But it’s poor brain just can’t handle another round of 35 page papers. As I began to think about its ultimate demise and what would be the next best option to finish out my MBA and be able to do all the things that I love to do, I fell down the rabbit hole.
Should I go for the desktop? Another MacBook? Certainly an apple product. After a decade of using apple products, I was never going to be able to make the switch to a PC without losing my ever loving mind.
I thought I had settled on buying the rose gold MacBook. It was familiar, seemed more portable than my MacBook Air and of course, it was pink.
But then I pulled up YouTube and did a bad thing. I searched for: iPad Pro vs. MacBook.
Could I really replace my computer with a tablet? What about the full keyboard? A lack of a mouse?
I started to think about what I really use the computer for, and realized that I was mostly responding to emails all day, blogging a couple times a week and perusing social media.
I edit documents. I send them back for approval.
Once school is done, it becomes even less. Did I really need another computer? Would the iPad suffice?
After many more hours of research and playing around on my mom’s iPad Pro for a day, I decided the iPad would more than likely be the right move.
So here I sit on my mom’s couch, iPad in tow with a magic keyboard on my lap and an Apple Pencil by my side, writing to you about what my new workflow is going to look like.
The Verdict: so far so good (though I have only been at this for 48 hours so let’s check back in 6 months).
I have a really good feeling about this new set up. Ultra portable. Ultra Versatile. Pretty in Pink. Simultaneously a lightweight “computer” and ultimate portable Netflix viewing machine, this seems like a good fit.
Now- for all you tablet hating computer purists, I will say that old faithful will remain on my desk at home. Microsoft office will be alive and well on the MacBook Air that sits at home, and when I need to cry real tears about excel it will be there for me. I plan to back a lot of things up onto an external hard drive and then let that little computer that could just quietly work it’s way into retired life.
As the season changes and the sun starts to make its debut, how are you embracing this renewal? Big and small, I want to hear them all!