Last year I celebrated my 35th year on this planet.
I spent it surrounded by people I consider family. I spent it on a party. Expensive dinner, pretty clothes and music till morning.
However, we didn’t celebrate my birthday, but a wedding of a relative. I decided not to mention my birthday because I really don’t like being in a center of attention when it is not appropriate to be.
I don’t want to be the person to steal anybody elses spotlight on their special day.
That being said, I did wanted something special to celebrate this big number. Because, it is big. Not as much in it’s number, but in the change of perspective.
I noticed it even more in the days after the B’day. Everyone talking about stuff where age is relevant, just casually divide people below 35 and people after 35. And now I’m there. In that other (older) circle.
I can’t pretend not to be an adult anymore.
When I was younger (than 35 :p) I thought to myself that the grownups are those people who look at the younger generations with that special look in their eyes that says ‘Oh dear, there is so much more for you to learn. I know the things that you don’t know.‘
The other day, I had that same feeling. I was looking at some younger folks and the thought that crossed my mind was – ‘They are young, they don’t know, they will learn.’
And it hit me. Just like that. I am a grownup.
Anyway, to treat myself for my 35th birthday, I bought myself a tablet – Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and it’s wonderful.
I bought it with the money that I earned in my company. And it hit me again. A new revelation. I am a grownup working for my own company.
Is it a dream-come-true? Not yet. But not far away from it either.
My dream was to have a company with up to 100 employees. Stable company which pays all the suppliers and employees on time. And that I have the luxury to wake up in the morning and stay at home just because I can. Just because my company want suffer if I skip coming to work 1 or 2 days or even a few weeks.
It would be run by my employees and I would work because I want to, not because the world will fall apart otherwise.
But not anymore. Right now, I lost passion for anything and I’m in pursuit of happiness.
Anyway, like I said, I treated myself with another piece of hardware which connects me online and not offline. But, it’s not the gadgets that force us to be more online, it’s how WE USE THEM.
My Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 which I named ‘Nebula’ (I just love the name, though the person wearing it is a bitch :D) will help me achieve some of my offline goals. For example – it’s easier to take it with me anywhere and exercise while watching some training/yoga video.
Since I can do a lot of my work on it, I can go places carrying it with me and not thinking about dragging big 17,3 inch notebook or staying home/in the office because it is convenient.
I am also planning to store my fave recipes on it, so I can use it in the kitchen while cooking.
I would love to hear from you any other ideas on how to use tablet for offline activities ;)