It has been a while since I have blogged so rather than explain my way out of my absence I will say it like this - "I'm most interested in fixing that which has yet to be broken..." That applies to my physical and mental health as well as my laptop. Now over the last year I have "fixed" many physical issues and have solved some mental health and motivational "hurdles." My laptop however has not faired as well. Although it is new and powerful, my attempt at upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 resulted in, well, a temporary loss of any files or pictures since the end of September. All I have lost is about a dozen usable progress photos and a couple of music files, (it's the principle of the matter - lol)! I will get it fixed - in good time.
Ironically that's how I feel about myself right now, done a ton of things right, made lots of progress toward life-changing goals, made a bunch of new friends...but I'm just not "there" yet. My BiPolar mind has me way out of balance, with no middle ground, no cruise control, no easy answer or magic piece of software that I can install to bring myself, or my laptop up to their full potential. I'm actually not discouraged or upset by any of this, just a little more challenged to regain some focus, some direction, some usefulness.
So this is how I chose to look at this - what I have learned about myself, and my life, has largely been through the fixing of "my damage" or new understanding about my past made me....well, me! I realized in the process, not only do I learn the most when I break something There's some silly joy I get in messing the laptop up... I know I will learn more as a result... Like my healthy lifestyle makeover - the more I deal with my current view and feelings about the years since passed, the better I will be able to deal with any situation life throws at me in my "second half."
So I beg of you, with your computer and your life, back up your files... Know who, what, where, and when things happened, take pictures/videos, blog or journal or even just write on a calendar. My grandfather used to keep calendar's from his bank of every year and wrote down every visit I made, every trip to Florida, nothing elaborate, but it was his way of backing up. He was his life's own backup drive. We sit in front of computers, many of which are capable of hundreds of times more things than we do with them - so learn how to use what you have - software, hardware, mind, body, spirit - or ask someone's advice. You'll be surprised how much you can learn about yourself, and each other...
Well I hope that made a little sense, and thank you for your friendship and allowing me to share my journey with you. My best to you and yours for the Holiday Season -
Your friend, "Sprink"
p.s. you can find me on Skype as " sprinklechez " (and PokerStars too - lol). If you use another chat or message program and would like to connect, feel free to SparkMail me so we can exchange info. T T F N my friends - ciao!