The first computer my family ever owned was a Macintosh back in the mid '90s. It was boxy and tan and the screen was tiny, at least compared to today's standards. I remember being SO excited to get a computer so I could play Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and take typing tests (yes, typing tests. I was a nerd). After that old Mac went by the wayside we had a stint of PCs, but in 2008, I bought a MacBook and was reintroduced to the Apple family. I don't know what it is about brand loyalty to Apple but I feel it. (I promise this blog post isn't a marketing ploy to get you to go buy a Mac.)
While my MacBook is still going strong, and I love it, it's not the ideal computer for a photography business. I've known for awhile that I needed a desktop so I can edit my photos consistently and have the platform to upgrade my Photoshop, and I finally bit the bullet.
Big purchases like this are scary, but I know in the end that this lovely Mac will speed up my workflow so much. Plus, it's kind of exciting to have this shiny thing sitting on my desk.