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Today I Love Starting Over

Graph of storage, coffee
That’s one empty hard drive …

Today I love starting over and rebuilding the content of my main storage drive from scratch. I love that I have grand ideas about how to organize it so that it is more efficient. I love that I have this opportunity though I must admit that if I could have chosen a time to accidentally format that drive it would not have been this week. I love that I am the kind of person who has had lots of experience with little accidents like this and am the first one to tell people they need to back up their storage. I love that I have been delinquent in backing up my storage and thus I am now even more passionate when I tell others they should do that, do as I say, not as I do. I love that I am now telling you to go back up your storage devices in whatever manner you do that, for tomorrow you may accidentally let me look at it and it might just be gone in the blink of an eye. I love that I can also tell you that if you’re formatting a memory card on your computer, look closely at what the format window tells you you are formatting before you click [OKAY] because sometimes mistakes are made and I would love it if you didn’t make the ones I’ve made. I love that I’m okay with all of this, experience teaches me how to cope.

Today I love that I need to finish my radio show in a hurry now because I’ve fallen behind and when I’m in a hurry I often end up being more creative, so this should be good. I love that I had a theme chosen for the show and I love that my script was kept between two different computers and the other computer had the script in its entirety so it was not lost, though my library of music was. I love that said library will be partially restored by the end of the day and fully restored by the end of the week.

Today I love that we ate the last of the porridge this morning so I get to make a new batch tonight and I get to spend random moments contemplating what I might put in it for additives, raisins and cinnamon is a favorite, but then so is peaches, and apples, and strawberries are so good, and sometimes I just grab mixed frozen fruit out of the freezer and take a chance and that has never yet let us down. I love that the weekend coming up is all ours at the cottage and it is supposed to be a warm one, clear the dock, I’ll be running down it and launching myself out into that refreshing bay by Saturday morning at the latest and Friday night is also a possibility.

Today I love drinking coffee while I ponder the potential of a completely empty storage drive and go through all my random partial backups to see what I really wish to have on my computer’s storage drive again.

Today I Love Starting Over

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Starting Over. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from


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