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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back To Life - back To Reality!




Back to life, back to reality, back to the here and now....  Remember that popular 90's song by Soul II Soul?  Man, that was my jam, ha ha.  More than that though, those lyrics describe exactly how I feel right now.  You see, last week Thursday my trusty companion, my mac computer, crashed out of the blue.  No warning, just died. 

Let me tell you I was devastated. Incredulous.  Frustrated. All kinds of emotional.  After all, I am a Graphic designer and my computer is literally my umbilical cord.

When I finally calmed down enough to think sane thoughts, I took some time off from work to regroup.  (A small benefit of being my own boss) Well, my Mac had to be replaced so I ordered one right away and tried to forget how much money I was spending.  (By the way that didn't work.)  Then, I tried to figure out what to do with myself in the main-time... Since I had ordered my computer, I had days to wait before it arrived. 

 Let me tell you, the first few days sucked!  Royally.  I was counting down the day, hours and minutes until my computer arrived.  I guess you can say that I was in digital detox......complete with nervous twitches, anxiety and the patience of a junk yard dog. This went on until it occurred to me that when I was on the computer and really busy I always told myself that if I had more time I would complete my unfinished projects, experiment with new recipes, watch some movies I had been meaning to see....and trust me the list of things to do went on.  Hello, free time!  Let's just say that things changed dramatically after that.

And just when I was really starting to have some fun, my new computer arrived. 

 I am happy that it is here.  I am.....kinda. Lol, back to work I go, yay.  And trust me, I have so much to catch up on.  Hopefully though, I will remember a valuable lesson I learned from this whole experience.  My live, my reality, is not in a box...no matter how useful or tricked out it is.  Can I get a Amen!

Have a good week lovelies.

Cherio!  



7 comments:

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I was grooving to that song too. Techno detox. Maybe you could start a program for that, after all, there are so many detox programs out there.

Well, sorry, it's back to reality for you.

Bonnie said...

I happen to ahhh-dore this song! Thanks for having me listen to it this lovely afternoon. :)

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Stephanie N. said...

Aw, well I'm glad you got to detox from the digital world for a bit! It sounds like you had a good time! :) I'm completely the opposite -- I'm always thinking "I really should get on the computer and take care of some things.." lol. I guess it would be different if I worked for myself, though! Hope you find that balance! :)

Lindsay said...

AMEN! LOL! Glad you have your new computer. And I looooove that song!! :)

Jessica said...

Glad you came to your senses! It is so easy to get caught up in the comnputer-verse and forget we have the whole REAL world right at our fingertips as well. I work mainly from home too, and I try to take as many breaks as possible to get things done around the house and enjoy the fresh air when I can. Being your own boss allows you to do that, so take advantage! Thanks for stopping by my blog, always nice to see you there :)

Alicia said...

OMG! That's my JAM! Def a great throwback! I've had to check myself in the past when it came making sure that I don't stay glued to a computer, but remember that there's real life out there. So I totally understand where you're coming from.

Annmarie Pipa said...

gives you a whole new perspective, huh?!