Second, my mother typically bought things in relative bulk just because it's cheaper, especially if whatever it is you're buying isn't going to go bad anytime soon (like in your lifetime). The problem I seem have with that theory is the "isn't going to go bad" part. I bought stuff that wouldn't go bad physically, but that went terribly bad personally, digitally, stylistically...
- I went and got married in the middle of this career which, of course, is a good thing, except for all the business cards that state otherwise.
- Shortly after I ordered a new batch of promo postcards—and shortly before I received the shipment—we changed from a street address to a post office box.
- Somewhere in the middle of all these things I changed my illustration style.
- And as if that weren't enough, I also updated both my graphic design and illustration branding.
And third, add to all of this the fact that computers and their programs have a half-life of around 13.7 days, so after they've sucked in their last breath, you're the one left holding the coasters. Yes, that says "Windows 95."
What a waste.
What have we learned?
- I don't need to print things out unless I need to.
- It isn't necessary to take advantage of printer deals that offer twice as many of something for just $3 more.
- My husband is stuck with me, if only for the sake of the environment.