The last couple of weeks have been like going on a time travel machine to me. I feel like hopping around from one year of my life to another, recollecting memories.
It’s an amazing ‘journey’ as well as a huge challenge to experience all that while enjoying my holiday on a beautiful island. I’m glad I remember everything.
The only reason I need to do all these because I’m about to start a new chapter in my life. Therefore, I want to decide which parts of my past I will take with me to the future and which parts I need to leave behind.
To have these options is simply a bliss.
It wasn’t difficult for me to know how to do this exactly thanks to this so called digital era. What I did was re-organizing all the pictures I have had with me since 2005. So I went through a six years collection of pictures stored inside a couple of hard disks. Thank goodness I still have all of them! Yes, a computer has been such a crucial part of life that I don’t think I remember how life was before it. I remember buying my first Compaq laptop in 2005 at one of Jakarta’s IT malls. It was a bulky laptop and the money I spent buying it could get me two Macbook Pros right now! I liked it and took it wherever I traveled regardless of the weight. It survived one virus attack until it eventually died on me in July 2009.
The broken part was the monitor and everything else is still in tact.
So I had to transfer everything to my old Macbook. A Compaq and a Macbook? Yes, I used to have two laptops after my dad gave me a Macbook as a birthday present in 2006. However, since my connection back then was only compatible with Windows OS and I did most of the works while getting on-line, it wasn’t until the Compaq broke down in 2009 that I finally use that macbook ‘properly’. It was a good time for about more than a year when it also died on me in December 2010. Suddenly I couldn’t even log in and open the Windows OS. So I took out the hard disk, bought a new one and upgraded its memory to make it faster. Then I re-installed everything as well as copied all the files from the old hard disk.
This one survived another malfunction and everything was ‘still’ there.
Thank goodness we have modem for Macintosh now! However, I decided to let this old one go. Reason being, I am about to start a new chapter in my life – continuing my study abroad so I need a faster computer. That old Macbook is still okay after the upgrade last December but it’s simply not fast enough. So I got a new Macbook Pro and transferred everything to this new one – yes, EVERYTHING from the first hard disk and the one from my old Macbook. It took me more than two weeks to do so. I’m not just talking about copying and pasting stuff here and there but also sorting them one by one. Needless to say, the unnecessary ones were already deleted.
I can already feel the lesser ‘weight’ I will carry into my future.
Thanks to my cousin who reminded me in his comment, I decided to edit this blog. I had forgotten that my old Compaq and Macbook survived the massive flood in 2007. I managed to evacuate from my house which was flooded for nine days at that time. I can’t be more grateful that I could take those two laptops with me! Otherwise, I would have lost all the pictures taken before that flood. All and all, I believe there’s time for everything in life. I also believe that everything happened in my life for a reason. After all is said and done, like I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, my time is finally here. If I am asked why now?
Because I am ready for my future.
Are you ready for yours?