Saturday, January 8, 2011

Surviving a Hiatus that was NOT self imposed!

Technology. Sometimes a blessing. Sometimes a Curse. Sometimes just a plain old pain in the .......

My apologies for the inspiration free day on Friday, but I awoke to a computer that would just NOT turn on. I panicked. I yelled. I all around FREAKED out.

And then I thought backwards, I realized that I had done something new, there was new hardware installed and that new thing had to be the culprit. And so it was. After hours thinking I had a second dead computer on my hands and surely the tech Gods hated me, (and by the way the laptop that died last year, less than a year to the date that the manufacturer 'fixed' it and my desktop are both from the same manufacturer who I will NEVER trust again), I finally got the machine to power on! Insert singing choir here. I spent hours doing another system back up before I was up and running.

So what happens when the girl who pretty much lives to inspire is frustrated, angry, and most certainly not in the mood to write?

She reads.

And then she gets inspired again.

I'm a member of Seeded Buzz and I was sent an email that initially I didn't feel like I had time for since I have so much catching up to do now, and was going to open it later. I am super happy I did open it! It led to a chain of reading and ideas I just had to share!

I read a blog post on the blog called 'The Illustrator's Wife' called 'Pick Me Up' - The post reads part like a Diary Entry and a Poem Hybrid. I wasn't the only one who was motivated by the article, I went on to read a blog post called 'Home Is Where Your Heart Lives' by a blog called 'Monkey With Glasses' who apparently had a very similar reaction to The Illustrator's Wife's post.

It was just what I needed at that moment, here I was angry about my computer frustrations when I could have taken and just enjoyed the enforced hiatus. Indulged in the comforts of home of a snowy, cold winters day. Both posts reminded me of the joys of my home, the joys of just being in the moment and enjoying what is now.

Borrowed from Illustrator's Wife and Seeded Buzz:

I find some things are too ethereal to describe directly. We must simply create the sacred space and invite the moment. Even earthy coffee, if partaken with a willing surrender, can usher in encounters with the divine.

What simple things in your life offer moments of transcendence?

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  1. Ha! Sorry to hear about your PC not working. I went thru this also recently but decided it was cheaper for me to buy a new laptop the pay to get a 8 yrs system updated. Glad something bad turned into something in the end :)

  2. That is powerful inspiration! I can enjoy a forced hiatus when,for example, the computer is broken and there is nothing I do about it. But I don't enjoy monkeying around with a broken computer when it seems there is "logically" nothing wrong with it!! I may get deeply perplexed and frustrated--but I don't take it personally. ;)

  3. I'm so, so glad my post was inspiring to you on such an otherwise frustrating day. Glad to meet a new blogging friend!

  4. I went through this a few days ago!I smelled something burning,but thought it was just my fireplace burning!My husband came into the room where I have my computer,and smell it right away!I had already realized something was wrong with my computer,bacause I had left and came back and could not get on it!I was lucky,we had a extra CPU that we had worked on and my husband could hook it Up!I was a Happy Camper!

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