There’s certain things in life that make us all excited. The smell and Shine of a new car, going on vacation, maybe even starting a new job. And some things take us by surprise by how excited they make us. For me, I am ridiculously excited about getting a new computer. It sounds completely silly and mundane and a bit ridiculous, but I’m excited nonetheless.
Some people have the gift of being technically or mechanically inclined. I’m definitely not one of those people. And the idea of getting a new computer just made my head hurt – Looking through all of the different laptops, and processor speeds, and hard drives, and video cards, and things I can’t even pronounce or understand. I spent several days, several hours each day, combing through reviews and looking at specifications and trying to figure it out.
Finally when my eyes were about to roll back in my head and my hair was actually hurting, I reached out to my big sister who knows more about computers than anyone else it seems. She knew my budget, she knew what I used it for, and more importantly, she knew computers. Begging, pleading with her I asked her to please just find a computer for me, send me the link and I would buy it.
Within 10 minutes she sent me a link back. Looking over everything, this machine look perfect for everything that I needed. Thank goodness I have a family of technical, electronic, and mechanical Geniuses to help keep me. I know the English language and I’m very good at communication, but when it comes to knowing this and that about computers and hardware and which one works best with what, my eyes glaze over and it could all be in Greek for what I understand.
So next week arrives fabulous shiny new computer. And for a writer, this is extremely exciting! It’s almost like a new journal, with empty pages. I think of how beautiful and shiny this new computer is, and all the empty memory it has for me to fill. All the software, all the projects, all the writing, all the pictures, and all the life.
In this day and age we definitely depend on our Electronics more than ever. So maybe it isn’t that silly that I get excited about something like this. It’s been six years since I had a new computer, and my personal laptop is very slow, and actually not working since I spilled Coffee over the keyboard. Using that as a convenient excuse to replace the outdated the computer, I’m extremely excited about its replacement. The old computer will be retired as the new backup, after the keyboard is replaced of course.
Life is short. Make sure you have the right tools for your trade, and never feel guilty about getting excited, even over silly things.