Most people who have owned a computer for awhile have probably needed to re-format their hard drives at least once. It just got to a point where there were too many programs launching at start-up, too many pop-ups clicked, too many mistakes trying to download something and it just got to be too much for your computer to handle. Just performing it’s basic operations took up all of it’s usage because of all of the processes happening in the background.
So what do you do? You fight with it to save what you can and then wipe the slate clean. Yeah, you are going to lose most of what you had. You are going to have to install all of your programs again and tweak the appearance until you like it again. But, it had to be done.
However, you now have a computer that is happy again. It has a bunch of free space to think and perform quickly and easily. Also, you are now more cautious than ever to make sure you don’t end up in that situation again.
This is what I am doing with my life right now.
I have too many processes going everyday to make much progress on anything. I have too many
programs that I have installed in my life over the years that I have to maintain. It was never something I had the intention of doing and everything was done with good intentions.
I fell in love with a girl at 17. Our relationship was filled with infatuation and passion. Caution was thrown to the wind and a new life was conceived. So I finished school early, made connections and got a job in a field I was good at but didn’t enjoy. But, it paid well so I took it because it was the right thing to do to support my new family. Time went by and we brought another awesome person into the world. So I went and got a new car – we would need a reliable one to get around. Then I got a house – we need a nice, big place to live. Then I got a nice new bed, a nice new TV, pretty bedroom sets, a bunch of movies, new dishware, so many toys that we have to give away 10 trash bags per year just to have enough room for the new ones, dogs, cats. The list goes on.
There are so many things to worry about that I barely have time to think.
That is why we are moving.
The reasons I have stated are only half of it, but I cannot discuss the rest out of respect to other people’s personal lives. The bottom line is – there are some people here that we don’t want to be around anymore. We thought we had gone far enough, but we were wrong.
We are going to pack up the necessities, give away or sell the rest of our stuff and drive until we find a place we fall in love with.
I know that we just now got the ball rolling on Zero One Oklahoma and this is a complete 180 degrees from what I have been posting recently – but this is something my family and I have to do.
So, we are taking this negative (having to leave) and turning it into a positive (we get to start over!).
We are still planning to get another Zero One going wherever we end up, but it will not be here.
We are going to be embarking on this adventure in early 2012 and I want to visit some Superforesters if I can! So email or Skype me if you want us to stop by. We might just decide to move in next door if we like it there!
Wish us luck!