As I grow older and more solid in my ways, the more I realize that Iâ€™m at that stage of life where I want to live a â€œfirst class experienceâ€ to the best of my ability. Iâ€™m very fortunate to be where I am right now. I have the right job at the right time, we have the means for me to entertain a fairly expensive hobby as a private pilot, and we have been lucky to find a fabulous home in the desert with our chosen family. Not everyone finds their path and for the first time in over 50 years I feel that I am solidly where I am meant to be. Itâ€™s a great feeling. Many things have come together over the decades and now my goal is to enjoy this as long as possible.
When my husband and I plan travel I always push for first class. If I canâ€™t be in the cockpit, I want to be as close to the front of the airplane as possible. I work hard and I am willing to delay my retirement a little bit so we can afford this luxury. There are two â€œfirst classâ€ focuses in my life: airliner travel and computers. Since Steve Jobsâ€™ return to Apple in the late 1990s and Tim Cookâ€™s continuance and expansion of Steveâ€™s vision, Iâ€™ve always considered the Apple computing experience to be the first class approach to technology. Many will scream in contrary to me about this, especially online, but I fully believe Apple still offers the best computing experience available to consumers today, and this belief extended to power users and full blown geeks like me. I try other platforms, often, but itâ€™s like sitting in coach on a Boeing Dreamliner, the experience will get you there but will it be as enjoyable as it can be, that is the question.
Iâ€™m writing this blog entry from seat 1A on United Flight 6080 from Tucson to Chicago Oâ€™Hare. I wonâ€™t be posting this entry until right before bedtime for two reasons, thereâ€™s no Wi-Fi on this flight and my relatives donâ€™t know weâ€™re flying to see them this weekend. Weâ€™re just going to show up at their doorstep.
Iâ€™m writing this blog entry on my 2018 iPad Pro with the Magic Keyboard setup. Itâ€™s a beautiful thing and since trading my 2015 MacBook Pro in for a gift certificate towards my new iPhone last month, Iâ€™ve pretty much adopted my iPad Pro as my mobile computer. Itâ€™s fills the gap of no laptop and works brilliantly in that regards. Itâ€™s thin, itâ€™s light, and it does what I need it to do. If Iâ€™m going to do video editing or graphic related things, I have a Mac Mini at home. The integration is seamless and the experience is First Class.
My life is not a recipe for the life of anyone else. Everyone has their own path, their own goals, and their own future. Iâ€™m fortunate to be where I am today and to be headed in the direction I feel that is right for me.
Itâ€™s a First Class life and I couldnâ€™t be happier.