Saturday, October 15, 2011

OM: Chill Girl, Chill

It has been awhile since I did a One Moment, and that is something I am not proud of. I feel like my job has taken a hold of my life and not in a good way. I am extremely overwhelmed and stressed on a daily basis and while I am thankful to have employment, I have to wonder what is it costing me. I constantly think about blogging, from building my readership to continually trying to come up with crafty and fashion worthy content but as of late, I have been lacking the motivation due to my job.

Anyway, as you can imagine, with so much work, I bring my laptop home so that I can continue to work, even on my "off" time. My One Moment this week happened on Friday night. While I was working on my laptop, I got the blue screen of death. You know what I am talking about. You computer gets a blue screen, then shuts down and then doesn't come back on. As you can imagine, my immediate reaction was to FREAK OUT. I am ashamed to say I cried. The man told me to calm down and look at it this way, "You don't need to work this weekend. You can craft". After I spouted something incoherent at him, I slowly began to see his point. Yes, I do have a lot of work and yes, it is going to be such a PAIN to get a new computer and hopefully save some of my work but at the same time, I need to use my time off for the things I love to do. If need be, I can freak out again on Monday.

OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment. Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, actively looking for and sharing these moments will promote balance in our lives.



  1. Funny how you have to hit a wall before you get perspective sometimes huh? And then a disaster turns into a good thing because it helps you get some balance back. But I do hope you can save all your work from your computer! I would've panicked too!

  2. You can't prevent things like that. Do what you can to unwind and the rest will be taken care of in time.

    And really, it's a good reason to get your craft on, girl.

  3. He was so right. Sometimes we are forced to "shut down" and it's a good thing. You are not alone. I'm sure I would (and have) reacted like you - tears, spouting, and all. Oh, and "freak out" is my nickname. We have good men behind us.

    I'm glad you had a chance to have an OM moment. It's good to reflect. My weekend was so hectic that I didn't even get to post our OM link up this week. I am so happy to read yours. Thank you.

  4. I hear you LOUD and CLEAR! Hopefully the blue screen of death helped you get some longer term perspective. We can NOT do it all, some things have to GIVE, hopefully you and your very wise man can find those things that have to give!

  5. Ah honey, I totally know the the freak out. I try so hard not to freak out so when I do it's usually really really bad! But we all need those moments, don't we. To really get a grip and figure out what is important and getting your craft on is good stuff. Silver lining as they say. You have a good man who suggests crafting, awesome! I hope you can get most of your files back. ((Cyber Hugs))


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