One of the things that I’ve been talking about for the past several months is the idea of finding the opportunity, which comes along with each problem. This past week, I got slammed with a big one.
My computer got hit by a nasty virus and must go to the Geek Hospital for surgery. Unfortunately, it is the end of the month and dollars are running short, certainly too short for another hospital bill of any kind. Since I can’t use my big desk top, it leaves me with two options—bitch and moan about the situation and keep everyone miserable, or take this next week+ to do all of those things I normally can’t find the time to do.
Everyone, I think, has gone through the chaffing process of not having access to those files and projects that are languishing on a hard drive that is out of commission temporarily. It’s frustrating and puts one’s whole schedule off track.
I was going to launch a new author’s website this week, plus a book on Kindle. Those are on hold now. Why? Because the laptop computer I’m on now has problems accessing the wifi here at home, and because all of my book manuscript and formatting tools are on the other computer and not on flash drive.
Still, there are plenty of other tasks I can work on which need doing and which I’m always putting off. I have file cabinets to go through and purge, other bits of writing that I need to do, and perhaps, I could get some real studying time in on coursework that I’ve been neglecting. I might even get some pleasure reading done. What a luxury!
Revision work on my women’s novel, Dreamie’s Box, can move forward for a while without too much difficulty, since I have most of those chapters backed up on flash drive. I’ve been saying prayers of gratitude overnight for the fact that I did a backup about three weeks ago. Hope rises that I won’t have to reinvent the wheel too often.
This is my lemons to lemonade story for this week. I won’t be operating online much, and then only the barest of necessities, like posting this. I have to go to the library to get hours of internet work in, but while I’m there, I’m going to check out some reference books. Several more ideas for Kindle books came to me last night while thinking about what I could fill my time with over the next week.
We each have the opportunity to either make a change or to take advantage when trouble erupts in our lives. I’m snagging this one while I can. What kind of opportunity are you going to snatch from the jaws of a problem this week?
- Claudsy’s Blog: Changes in the Wind (2voices1song.com)
- Claudsy’s Blog: School’s In (2voices1song.com)
- Claudsy’s Blog: Shaking Hands with Opportunity (2voices1song.com)
- Claudsy’s Blog: Bridging the Gap (2voices1song.com)
- Amazon launches free e-book borrowing for Prime members (reviews.cnet.com)