I bought something today.
I had an appointment at the Apple store.
So did every other Mac owning human located within a 200 mile radius.
The store was PACKED.
I waited thirty minutes (with an appointment) before the genius behind the Genius Bar basically told me he couldn’t do what I requested.
I looked at him with raised eyebrows, thinking, “Aren’t you supposed to be a genius?”
He tried to explain the meta data transfer reasons why I couldn’t run an OS from my external hard drive in order to prevent iMovie from crashing my computer.
I just looked at him dumbfounded. “So, you’re basically telling me I can’t do what I want to do?”
He informed me that even the most genius of geniuses behind the Genius Bar couldn’t do what I wanted. Then he offered a solution which was to buy something online and make another appointment at another time at the Genius Bar.
Before I left the sleeked out store I dropped thirty dollars on a headset for my iPhone. It’s okay. It doesn’t count against The Promise 365 because it’s for safety sake — I promised Justin I wouldn’t talk on my phone and drive unless I had a handsfree headset option.
Upon leaving I walked by a store that caught me eye.
What a beautiful display window! The clothes were classy, and tailoried but trendy and cool.
I thought to myself, I have to check out this new store! Oh la la! What could it be?
And, then I saw the sign in the window: Ralph Lauren.
Yes, it’s been that long since I strolled through the mall and actually went shopping. I didn’t even recognize the most iconic of American brands.
I suppose shopping is like a muscle. If you don’t work it you lose it.
And, I’m okay with that, really.
Because what I’ve gained this year could never be bought — a greater sense of me, a bigger purpose, less fear and a lot more love.
And, that, never goes on sale.