Sometimes I look back at when I first started this blog and I miss that hopeful 20 something who thought she could take over the world. I had so much spirit. I still have a lot of that, but I’m older now and I know that especially in business things just didn’t work out the way I thought they would.
My computer recently died and I honestly felt like just giving up on blogging and working from home even though I’m so sick there really isn’t any alternative. So I pulled out my pink Dell computer from 5 or 6 years ago that is slow and the battery doesn’t hold a charge and I got back to work. I don’t have any software on it so I need to find a design online tool. I decided to not let this setback slow down or stop me. I even kind of like that I’m typing on one of the first computers I owned and on which much of this blog has been built. So whatever hurdle you are facing right now, keep going.
One thing that fibromyalgia has done for me is that I’ve really come to appreciate how hard everyday people work. For instance, I always wanted to play the drums because it looked easy. I had to give up playing string instruments because of my hands hurting so I figured I could handle percussion. However, when just sitting in a chair is painful; sitting on a stool and practicing drums is impossible.
I still love music and today was looking around at fun instruments that wouldn’t have big parts in music like the chau gong from musicians friend. Like everything in percussion I’m sure it’s a lot more difficult to play than it looks but I definitely don’t want to give up on the idea of playing music in some form.
Since I blog about working from home I thought I would
share this funny story. I use my laptop a lot and while I
don’t know how to fix a computer I have learned enough to
know what I need in a laptop. Mine unfortunately
recently died so I went to the store to test drive a
few. I told the salesman straight up that I work from
home and I need a fast processor and that I’d rather
spend money on that than a touch screen. Instead, he kept
trying to sell me a 14″, touch screen, non-intel
processor. He even said the line “This is the kind of
computer you want to get into”. Granted, I am in Utah,
but I left without buying anything because I don’t need a
laptop that can fit in my purse. I need a laptop that can
build an empire, do you sell any of those?