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Trying to stay Positive ♡

Good Morning Persona Paper community ♡ This is my first post... and as I'm experiencing a bit of writer's block right now I guess I'll just ramble on about what's been going on in my life.

A few days ago my laptop was stolen from the bathroom where I currently attend community college. This was such an emotional blow for me because a) I paid for that laptop, b) It was my fault for not thinking and leaving it on the sink counter while I cried in the stall, c) I was already feeling pretty crappy and was straight up crying, and d)... IT WAS MY FAULT. My dad and I will be looking at cheaper laptops this weekend because I have to have a laptop for school and work and my freelance work, but it will definitely not be another Macbook Pro. My materialistic side got quite attached to that thing. At first I was freaking out about all the personal stuff I had on there, but fortunately I had set up Find My Mac/iCloud just a month ago and once the computer goes online, wherever it is, it will lock and erase everything on there. -sigh- I will miss that thing though.

Normally I would probably still be asleep right now, since I don't start my new job till next week, but I had to wake up pretty early to run around campus and get the signatures of the dean and the professor whose class I was trying to transfer into. The whole process has taken a couple of days, and I'm so relieved to finally get it done and over with. I'm glad I didn't have work this week otherwise I wouldn't have had time to get this done at all.

Now I'm just using the computer here in the school library for a little bit. Going to go to Target soon to pick up some basic groceries, then going to get a long overdue car oil change. Afterwards, maybe I'll grab some lunch, hang out at the campus library again (our school has a few locations) to take advantage of the computers more, then might help someone with an art project. I'm pretty tired so I'm trying to have some coffee now as well.

My stomach's a bit queasy from all the stress from the past few days... actually the past few weeks have been quite chaotic. But all I can do is keep my head up, try to stay positive, go with the flow of life and what it throws at me. I'll try to write more PP posts later, just got my account approved and want to explore the site a bit.

Hope you all are having a good morning, evening, or afternoon, wherever you are ♡

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MegL wrote on September 5, 2014, 11:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss, it's so sickening to have to look at everyone coming into the same space as you as being a possible thief! Hope you get a reasonable laptop and get your stuff back from the clouds!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 5, 2014, 11:01 AM

Wow, you've had a rough week. I hope things settle down for you and you're able to get a new laptop.

suffolkjason wrote on September 5, 2014, 11:59 AM

My daughter was distraught earlier this week- she spilled coke into her laptop. It's in for repair but I'm not hopeful.

Scorpie wrote on September 5, 2014, 12:12 PM

If you have renter's insurance it may replace the laptop.

Javababe wrote on September 5, 2014, 12:43 PM

So sorry to hear what happened. It was smart of you though to install Find My Mac/iCloud and can erase any personal files there, otherwise they could use that too. Hope you will you will be able to get a new one soon

paigea wrote on September 5, 2014, 1:44 PM

What a terrible loss. How unfortunate. It is hard to take the computer into the stall but that's what I do!

Pogonotomy wrote on September 7, 2014, 11:34 PM

Thank you, things have settled down a bit, working on things one by one, things are starting to look up now. I was able to get a new laptop today :)

Pogonotomy wrote on September 7, 2014, 11:34 PM

Oh maaaan I've almost done that with my old laptop! I was really paranoid of spilling coffee so I got one of those keyboard cover things. Hope there's a chance it'll be fixed! :o

Pogonotomy wrote on September 7, 2014, 11:35 PM

I was soooooo relieved when I saw that my Macbook showed up on "Find My Mac"... phew haha... I was able to get a new laptop today :)

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 8, 2014, 12:35 AM

That's good. I'm sure that made you feel a lot better.

quickchai wrote on September 12, 2014, 4:50 PM

hi there. .
don't worry we all got our bout of writer's block every now and then..
yea you are right and stay positive, I'm sure you'll get your creative juices soon enough..
keep in mind that only YOU can control YOU
however chaotic the surroundings are... you can shift it to find organization... just look at the bright side..focus at the possible solutions and not the challenges...
Think of what could be learned from the experience and gain that... you might have lost something but you gained a lesson that will propel you forward.. so just keep your head high and look up and you'll see the shadow falls behind you....

allen0187 wrote on September 13, 2014, 9:44 PM

Too bad about the laptop. Well, at least you got a new one already. Good luck on the new job. It can be tough balancing work and school but with a good sense of time management, you'll manage. Plus, coffee helps as well!

Pogonotomy wrote on September 14, 2014, 1:02 PM

Thank you.. fortunately I was at least able to delete the stuff off that laptop! I've gotten a new laptop since then. I'm not too worried about getting stuff back from the Macbook, I just hate the idea of people seeing that stuff :p

LoudMan wrote on September 16, 2014, 1:47 PM

Dang! I'm sorry to hear about your laptop. I hope whomever stole it catches herpes-of-the-eyeball.

Pogonotomy wrote on September 16, 2014, 1:50 PM

I'm trying to effectively balance work and school. It's a bit tough but I know it will be well worth it in the end. Thanks for reading :)

Pogonotomy wrote on September 16, 2014, 1:51 PM

Yep, I reaaaaally hope that karma hits them!