Oy. The past 48 hours have been quite the whirlwind of semi-highs and super lows. The kind where you have 63928 things on your week's to-do list riiiight when Monday decides to kick your ass. I'm not talking your typical "I've got a case of the Mondays" but rather the sudden RIP MacBook Pro, type. Not my idea of starting the week off right. I feel like part of me died too.
I originally thought this post was going to be a lengthy sob story of me reliving the failures & triumphs that happened over the course of the past two days (because what the eff.) but the truth is... I don't have the energy to relive every detail again. So, we're gonna go with the shortened version. My sanity will thank me, and you won't have to play the tiny violin for me for too long. Let's be honest, who wants to relive the 2 1/2 hours spent on the phone with Adobe's help team anyway? Not. Me.
I know that I am being ridiculous, but as I'm sure any designer (or human living in the 21st century) would agree, my computer is my life-line. So, departing from it this quickly (and inevitably being forced into Apple induced debt) has me feeling a bit whackado. and broke. I knew it was an investment I would eventually have to make...but didn't think it would be this sudden. I know there are at least a few of ya that can empathize with me. That bad boy got me through design school and all of my first hired jobs. And hung on for the past 7 years. Trust me, I want to be excited to finally have a new computer, but can't seem to shake the shock of it all happening, completely out of my control. (Nahh. A control freak? Who...me? Couldn't be.) Baby steps, people. I just lost my partner in crime. I'll accept the change eventually, but right now I'm still a bit bitter. Throw Chicago's bi-polar weather in there and... I can't even.
From mood-matching gloomy weather on Monday, to waking up to snow (Yes, AGAIN) Tuesday morning, Chi-town was once again on the fritz. I despise the sight of my winter coat & snow mid spring and blame both for making an already crappy situation even more intolerable. Can we just get one nice week, please?! Some blooming flowers perhaps? Woof. Since I have no nice words for what Mother Nature is doing to my mental state, I'll take advice from a thumpy little bunny and stop while I'm ahead. Now, for the positive side of things...
Though admittedly I have had a hard time time coping with this weeks events...things did start looking up when I received my first box of Design Team goodies from Silhouette!! Tra la la to that! Can't wait to start playing!
So while I mourn the loss of my ol' pal, I'm gonna buck up, get over it, and start making magic with this new machine. Let's do this!
In loving memory. MacBook Pro (2007-2014)