Do you ever do something and wonder what you were thinking of? And even though you know what you were thinking of it doesn’t make it any better.
Shortly after I moved in with The Architect I changed from using Microsoft to Apple. My Christmas present from him was a top of the range, very large Apple iMac desktop. I had an iPhone for manny years then a month after that Christmas I bought an iPad. So there I was with three Apples all communicating via Blue Tooth and so it seemed sensible to invest in an Apple laptop. So a couple of weeks ago I decided to bite the bullet and buy one.
Over the past many months, even before I thought of buying a new laptop, I had been copying files from the old laptop to the Apple iMac. So when my son suggested that he put the Toshiba on Trade Me (our version of E- Bay) I agreed.
At the weekend he picked it up and checked that I had copied everything I needed off it and proceeded to clear the hard drive. Oh yes, you have guessed. Today when I was looking for something on the computer I realised that I hadn’t saved any of the work from my years as a Life Coach. All the programmes I devised and the courses I had run are now whiling away the time in the ether.
Well I have nobody to blame but me – and as I have spent years advising my clients that what we say to ourselves is what we believe. So no – I’m not stupid . I really believed that everything on that Toshiba .was backed up. Well we all make mistakes and what is the expression about crying over spilt milk.
I’ll probably never need any of that material again but wouldn’t it have been nice to look at occasionally, just to see what I had achieved. Oh well – back to the drawing board.
“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”
Sophia Loren, Italian Actress, 1934-