Last year I bought a wall hanging that was the classic version of the iconic ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ propaganda poster that was originally commissioned during WWII as assurance from King George VI that all necessary measures were being taken to protect the people. Today it seems just as relevant and reassuring.
After a long day yesterday, I came home to discover a computer virus. Oh, the stress!
I had to have my computer completely cleaned out and start back in it’s original state as it had just come out of the box. Thank goodness for 24 customer assistance – I was able to stay connected to help (sometimes good, others not so much) throughout the night. I started at 6 pm in the recovery process and finally ended my last phone call at 2 am. Not that this is a unique thing…I know you’ve all been there before!
Thankfully, I maintain backups of my work so I am not in huge trouble…just set back a bit in getting it all sorted and re-installed. This all takes so much time! And then, of course, there are many kinks along the way. It always goes that way!
It’s time for a new computer, yes.
Anyway, as I was reviewing files to see if all the external hard drive files were in tact, I came upon a few pictures from San Diego. Just looking through a couple of these images made my heart slow down a bit (as you can imagine, there was great anxiety running through me in fear of what files had been lost). I love the ocean (who doesn’t?) and also the memories of my girls playing at the beach. Instant calm.
Relax this weekend. Let your stress go in whatever way you do that best. Enjoy the moments of your weekend!
Also, my public service announcement to photog friends: don’t forget to back-up regularly. When these kinds of things happen it is our saving grace. The idea of any of us losing hundreds of thousands of millions of hours of work is too horrible to imagine.