Steve Jobs

‎”When I get my first publishing contract, the first thing I’ll do is buy an Apple computer! It’s the only computer that legitimises me as a writer – oh and Carrie from SATC has one!!!”

It took a while and the models kept changing as my journey to becoming a published author continued… 2 years, 3 years… (you know the rest). But as soon as I signed that first contract with Harper Collins in 2007, I had my flat screen iMac delivered. And last December, I opened up a a box that contained my shiny new MacBook Air laptop!  

There’s just something about a Apple Macintosh computer.

Even though I’m a writer, I’m not going to go into detail about what that is right now… because those who feel the same, know exactly what I mean.

Of course these are mere ‘possessions’ and I believe that ‘things’ are not to be worshipped, but I admire the sleek, innovative designs of an Apple computer… It even ‘feels’ different to type my novels on one. Seriously!
And don’t get me started about the ipod… I recall looking at one for the first time and thinking; “How is all that music going to fit in there…?” and “I want a pink one!!’   

So, before I switch off this Mac to truly appreciate the rest of my evening, I want to leave you with a wonderful 2005 quote from Mr Steve Jobs who died on Wednesday. I know a lot of you who read my blog are budding authors working hard to get ‘there’ – so I really think you will take something from it… 

‎”Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Steve Jobs 

1955-2011

 

Rest in perfect peace.

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