an idea, that is. Yeah, apparently I have ideas. Good ones, that too. But for some reason I been storing them in the back of my head like a dumbass and not working on them. Then they moved to the front of my head - I guess the stars aligned or something. And it hit me - what on earth was I doing!! Right under my nose, this fantastic idea, and it comes to me now?? And then that completely, totally, absolutely derailed all my work for the next few hours because you know, now I am truly, madly, deeply in love with this idea and have to work on it before, God forbid, it retreats back to the back of my head and I forget all about it all over again. So lesson learned - when the stars align or something your grand ideas will surface and you work on them then...or remember them and act on them now. Ok, back to worker bee mode. So I can soon promote myself to queen bee status.
mainly because I did something very stupid. I let my old laptop die out on me. Well, it wasn't all the laptop's fault. I was to blame too. I saw its performance fade over time but told myself it was okay. I had this small EEE PC for five years and while I had not intended on it becoming my primary companion in my journey as a freelance writer, it eventually did become just that and I just continued to work on it for as long as it would humor me. Well, I guess I stretched it a bit too far on that much goodwill. So I came back the week before from a long ten-day trip to the west coast hoping I would just get cracking on the to-do list like nothing ever happened but laptop decided it was not going to be my partner in crime this time around. The minute I had more than two tabs open, it would hang. This, from a laptop that used to have two or more windows of ten tabs plus active all the time - I multitask in a big way. And much as I had the impression I had backed up all my data, clearly I hadn't and needed to race against time to salvage everything I could from the old guy before he breathed his last! Now, new laptop in tow, I am backing up everywhere - Time Machine, external drive, cloud, wherever! Did not realize how much my life was intertwined with a screen and keyboard until this almost-catastrophe almost struck. For a full-time freelancer like me, technology needs to really work to make it happen. Synced all my gadgets now and everything works in perfect harmony. Today was a good work day too so all in all, a productive Monday. Phew.
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