What a week! I have been feeling that old saying, "when it rains, it pours!" These past ten days have been seriously teaching me the art of patience, which, as you can see, I was not exactly in the mood to learn right now ;)
My internet modem crashed Thursday of last week so I spent the weekend trying to figure out the most efficient use of the internet off my phone and at a local coffee shop for all my work all weekend. The new modem didn't arrive until Monday, which, of course, I was busy with the May Day workers' rights rally and my figure drawing session all day. Tuesday I was able to catch up a little bit online, and then Wednesday at noon as soon as I was sitting down to catch up, my computer crashed. Like completely crashed. Like reboot factory-settings type crash.
So after spending hours with customer support all afternoon and then having my most wonderful boyfriend, Tim, spend all night figuring out how to wipe clean and reboot my hard drive, I got to wake up Thursday to a 'brand new' computer. Trust me, it sounds way better than it is... blah!
I am now in the process of re-uploading all of my programs, my entire operating system, and all pertinent photos and documents. Long story short, everything always takes twice as much time as one expects, so dear reader, this is the very best I could muster for this weekend's blog post.
Hopefully this offers a little peek into the life of a working artist, and shows that even if things look all nice and shiny form the outside, we all have unfortunate events to deal with and overcome. I'll be spending some extra hours at my desk this week to catch up on my admin work, but all in all, I'm just relieved that the internet is on and I didn't have to drop half a grand on a new computer.
And let this be a reminder to everyone to always, always have a backup hard drive..... or two!
I know not everyone can just pop out and do hikes like these, but what are some other ways you like to unwind and reinvigorate? Leave me a note below!
originally posted: May 27, 2017