I Spent $300 On The New Xbox For My Boyfriend
Start writing a post
Swoon

I Just Spent $300 On The New Xbox For My Boyfriend, And It Was Worth Every Penny

Happiness is important, and sometimes money helps, not gonna lie.

2233
I Just Spent $300 On The New Xbox For My Boyfriend, And It Was Worth Every Penny

As everyone probably already knows, the new Xbox Series went live for preorder yesterday, and while they cost a good chunk of change, I bought one for my boyfriend. This would normally not be something I would have the extra money for, and to be honest, probably wouldn't want to buy, but I still ordered it.

We're currently saving up for big future things a wedding, housing, and other life expenses, but still, I bought it. I bought it because it's something that's important to him. That's it. Period.

I had been hearing about this new console release for months and at the beginning, I wasn't so receptive. I pushed it off and reminded him there are a lot of other important things we need to be mindful of, and saving money would be the responsible thing to do.

After hearing more about it, and digging deep into conversations about his personal gaming experiences, what I finally realized was that every time he was telling me about how excited he was for the new Xbox, he was confiding in me his interests and what makes him happy.

Video games are definitely not the worst thing he could be investing some time into.

He spends most of his week at work or school, or with me, and he deserves some time to himself doing something he enjoys. I would also like to think that if I talked to my boyfriend about something I enjoyed, he would make efforts to make that happen for me as well (within reason).

Situations like these are a good reminder of living in the moment, and how relationships are built on the idea of give-and-take. The money will come and go, but we will never get these moments again. So, buy that thing he/she/they really want, when you can. Do that thing they really enjoy but you're not so sure about. They'll be so happy you did.

Let's prioritize happiness when we can and hope for the best the rest of the time.

Follow Swoon on Instagram.

Report this Content
Featured

Leaving My Backpack In The Library

Views about society and the stranger sitting right across from me

33334
https://unsplash.com/photos/O0T1SIgHAfM

As a college student, my backpack is an extension of myself in many ways. It contains my notes, pens, and computer vital for my success in college. It contains the snacks and water bottle I need to survive long days on campus. It also contains the "in-case" items that help put my mind at rest if I forgot something from home: extra hair ties, masks, and that backup-backup snack. With so much in my backpack important to me and my life on campus, it is no wonder that I can get apprehensive about it when it is not with me or in my line of sight. And that makes me wonder.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.

97967

Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.

121974

As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

101523
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmWuCgJmxo

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'The Addams Family 2' Film Review

The sequel to the 2019 reboot is an enjoyable, but unremarkable start to the Halloween movie season

64151
Photo Credit: MGM – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd82bSBDE84

There's a reason why the Addams Family have become icons of the American cartoon pantheon (although having one of the catchiest theme songs in television history doesn't hinder them).

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments