I'm picky about choosing things. But once I like them, I keep them forever. Thus my collection of scarves dating from high school, my vintage china from my grandmothers, my Stuart Weitzman peau de soie pumps I've been wearing for over a decade. And my white Sony VAIO PC, purchased in 2008. I'd keep it another seven years if I could, but my husband finally convinced me that with a shot graphics card, drained battery and limited memory it was time to move on. My connection to this piece of equipment -- like all of the things I love -- goes way beyond the thing itself. It's what happened while I used it. What I created with it. How my life has changed because of it. Eight years ago there was, for me, no blogging, no social media, no Style Maniac sites. When I think of the places I've been, the people I've met, the friends I've made, the jobs I've changed, the 600+ blog posts, the site designs for my businesses and clients, the book manuscript I wrote -- all somehow related to the clicks on this computer: wow. All I can say is thank you, VAIO, it's been an unbelievable ride.
Photo by Doreen Creede
"Use the good china for breakfast."