If you follow me at Rita Reviews then you know that my hard drive crashed this week. It was really hard for me to accept because I actually lost a lot of work that was stored on there including about 6 months worth of articles that I had already written for my blogs. I cried like a baby because I couldn’t believe first that I was so stupid to keep those articles on there and not put them on a flash drive.
Secondly because I could not believe the week I was having. Nothing seemed to be going right then I got on the phone with HP who told me they were sending out a technician this week to fox my computer which is great but I still had a few days of work that needed to get done. So I headed to Walmart and found a laptop that would work for me for under $300. I did learn a few lessons though and I am now thankful for them.
Firstly never keep the important stuff on your hard drive, put everything on flash drives, have forty back ups and then you won’t have to have a melt down when something like this happens. Secondly I was forced to take a day and reflect on what was important and what was not. I lost my Editorial calendar and had to begin to put it back together as well as those articles. So I had the chance reevaluate what was important and what was not. I realized that as horrible as all of this was I was okay letting it go. I knew there were things I had to get done but most of it could be rewritten and it truly wasn’t the end of the world that it felt like.