We're All Going To Be Okay

Monday, September 21, 2015


It's truck driving season for me again and I've been making the trek from Chicago to Nebraska a little too frequently recently.

Last Wednesday I was bringing back a semi full of swine, listening to an audio book, when I had to take a moment and realize it was probably time for a life check. I had this realization as I was chanting along with my book, holding my palms toward the sky, repeating, "The Universe is generous and good. I am ready to receive my gifts. I create my life. I create my destiny. I...."

I am a lossssssser.

It's always time to double check your life when you find yourself listening to the audio version of The Secret in the car. For like the 100th time. I've listened to this book so often the only thing I get out of it now is an English accent. (That's an inside joke for all of the other Secret searchers out there. The author says "love" like "lurve." And "law" like "lawr." Anyway....)

Well my wires must have gotten crossed with the Universe somehow because rather than receiving the gifts I picked out from the its catalog (a winning lottery ticket and a rescue dog farm) I received a few I didn't want. Like a Macbook that won't turn on, a new box of inventory that didn't arrive, and a few annoying/slightly scary emails regarding the t-shirt business...

The inventory will come in eventually. The emails can be fought. But the dead Macbook worries me. I don't have a thing backed up. I'm mostly just worried about my writing, I'm not quite ready to let go of five years of unfinished stories/screenplays/plans -to-take-over-the-world. It would be like a chunk of me is gone.

And so I'm currently working on Chris's ancient MacBook Pro from 1974. If I move an inch and the power chord comes out the Mac just shuts down. Then it takes around two hours to boot back up, at which point I have to solve a riddle and cross a bridge balancing the computer on my index finger while singing "Steve Jobs in an awesome Jobs, He reigns from heaven above with wisdom, power and love. Steve Jobs in an awesome Jobs" in order for it to start running again. It's a real pain in the ass.

But we're all going to be okay. Everything is okay. We're all going to make it.

Universe, I'm ready for your gifts. I really am. Make it rain. And I'll just be over here making another vision board full of dogs.

20 comments:

  1. Omg Tay - always making me laugh. When I started reading, "Steve Jobs is an awesome Jobs" I was thinking is she really 'singing' what I think that is?! So funny!

    My Macbook died a couple years ago and I thought I had lost all of my photos from my study abroad in Egypt/first year of dating my now husband photos etc. A few weeks ago, my sister saw the ol' computer taking space at my parents house and she took it to a repair shop for me to see if there was anything they could do. Years ago, I was told it would cost $500 to get the contents out of the comp so I gave up on it. Because of my sis taking it for me, for about $40, I got a jump drive with everything they could salvage from the hard drive! Yay! Maybe there is hope to recover your writing!

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  2. crossing my fingers, toes and eyeballs that mac turns back on. i'll chant to the universe too.

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  3. Mercury is in retrograde. That answers all the Universes mysteries. ;)

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  4. If the Universe dishes out the dog farm to you I'm going to be insanely jealous. I've been wishing upon a star for years for that to happen!

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  5. Ugh. There are few things worse than a dead laptop. I'm sorry!

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  6. Agreed. I get so upset about little things that don't matter and I have to sit down and remind myself how lucky I am to have my family and my health =]
    xoxo Rebecca
    rkush.blogspot.com

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  7. Is it just me, or has everyone been having Macbook problems lately? Mine will only turn on if it's plugged into an outlet, and same same about the whole if I touch the power cord, it shuts down thing. Need to book a time for the Genius bar... but they ALL THE MONEY away from me!!!! :(

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  8. Oh no, fingers crossed it's an easy fix! The universe likes to keep us on our toes sometimes! Good thoughts for the t-shirt biz too. It always works out!

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  9. I feel like my laptop is from 1974 too. My power cord also dislikes being detached from it's home. Computer shuts down and then we wait. Fingers crossed the universe makes it rain!

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  10. Thank you for making me feel good this morning

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  11. Reminder to self: go back up your ancient Macbook right now.

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  12. I love your writing- so real and so funny. I totally get the old MacBook thing. I have a MacBook Pro from 2009 and the guy at the Apple Store referred to it as vintage. Cool. I try to avoid using it at all costs since it literally takes 20 minutes to open safari. Fingers crossed yours comes back to life!

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  13. I know that audiobook very well myself. Still waiting for some (most) of my orders to come in: where is my best-selling novel that I ordered quite a while ago? That catalog of the universe is worse than any other retailer I ever dealt with.

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  14. This is a great reminder that everyone deals with rough times and annoying computers. Here's hoping your Mac springs back into working order!

    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my gosh, I can totally see you dancing around & seeing "Awesome Jobs". Ha, ha! But good things will come your way, I promise. :)

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