Two weeks ago my beloved laptop did not start
no advance warning, nothing.
At first I thought it was the battery that needed replacing
so I did not give it much thought
But, once I got the call from the repair shop
that it was a faulty motherboard
my heart started racing.
My laptop is my work tool
my writer’s journal
and my research buddy.
To think of being without it for more than a couple of days
sent me into questioning my inner peace.
Can I do this without freaking out?
Do I really have it in me to surrender
and find other options?
The option of NO computer for editing photos
for a few weeks, was NOT an option
as I was in the middle of a client’s project.
The option of having to write by hand…
well, was indeed an option.
I used to write by hand with fountain pen
and LOVED it,
but that was many years ago.
Now, I wanted agility and speed
and the fact that I wanted to continue
something that writing by hand
would not accomplish.
After an entire day of frustration
I took my own advice
FIND ANOTHER WAY.
So with a bit of resistance
I started using my son’s desktop
downloading an online editing program.
He offered his computer to me
the second I told him that mine
was not working.
I initially had resisted and rejected his kind offer
saying that mine will be fine in a couple of days.
Eventually, I let go of that resistance.
For my writing was another story
I need to move and sit in different places
so I found out very limited sitting at a desk,
at this point
I asked my nephew to borrow his old laptop
and armed with a NON-MAC laptop (yes, I am a MAC user)
I sat to learn how to use it
and adjust to writing online.
Now, I’m happy to say that I rose to the challenge
of being totally OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
and appreciate even more the value of
May you always find a peaceful way to embrace being OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.