The Holiday Is Upon Us but I Experienced A Week of Hell

Hard Work Big Changes

So much went wrong this week…

I’m surprised I’m still alive. Normally I would have exploded in unrighteous anger before running away crying, tucking myself away in a corner someplace. This time, I dealt with everything head on- my wallet in hand. 

Something happened every day to me, beginning with Saturday morning. Without going into details, know I had to shell out $248 to Roto-Rooter. The worst part was Thursday night/Friday morning, when my iMac decided to freeze up and not let go. It would have me sign in and begin loading, but never open up. I tried over and over. Nothing.  I did the Command + Option + P + R and D and Command +R — so many ways, using the alphabet, to get it back up and all futile. THEN I called Apple Support and did it all over again… just to come up with just one solution: Wipe my hard drive.

So I did.

I lost progress, but not all of my work. It hurt all the same and it left me devastated. The only thing that’s truly mine and I lost a chunk of it all. Thankfully, I managed to keep two versions of it all on my iPad Pro and one manuscript in an email I sent to myself. I still have a bit of work, but it wasn’t all lost. 

I managed to stay the tears and stand firm too. I spent a day remembering passwords and logging back in to all my accounts. I spent hours downloading Microsoft, Vellum and Affinity software and I rejoined the world of social media. Frustrated, exhausted and a serous case of carpal tunnel- I cheered for Prince Harry and his engagement while getting my book BACK from ground zero!

I wanted to be mad. I wanted to cry and I wanted to chuck my iMac out the window. I didn’t and I’m happy I resisted my antics. There’s always a silver lining in there somewhere. Mine was finding the unedited files I needed. I can’t dwell on the past and the negatives anymore. I’m already editing again. I plan on changing my behavior and ditching the negative attitude. No resolutions- just life adjustments. I’m working hard to make some Big Changes in me and with my book life.

I experienced a week of hell, and I’m still standing. Just a little bit broke…

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Good with the Bad – First WP Blog Post

Hello! So today’s the say I attempt to run with a WordPress.com blog. It’s for nothing more than rambling. I don’t share much, face to face, unless it’s with my hubby, but I find that another author’s issues don’t always compare to mine. I end up feeling lost and rather frustrated.

Usually, it’s my own fault.

But here’s where I’ll be haring those frustrations, thoughts, rambles and so much more. My normal blog, on my website, will be here I give away the good stuff that’s truth but more on the positive side. This blog is the nitty gritty, that I’ll also share via my newsletter.

Please get to know me. I’m very honest and truthful. I also take feedback and constructive criticisms very well. If I cry, I’ll just blog about it later! LOL The thing is, I needed a place to vent. I’m so tired of keeping the background in the… well, the background.

I hope you enjoy and don’t find me too whiny.

You can learn about me from my author website. Please visit; see what I review, share and enjoy most. That’s where those tidbits will reside. If you have any questions for me, I’m more than open to answer; I welcome it. I just want you to know me and what I’m attempting to accomplish. This way, I can grow.

Cheers

Alyssa