I learned something this week. There are times when giving up can be a good thing. I came to this conclusion when I made a difficult decision this week.
I love my computer. Absolutely love it. Unfortunately, it is not completely paid off. I have to give Joe Bob credit here, almost every week he has made a payment on it. Unfortunately, even though he has managed to do that, my computer payment is still at least a week behind. I had planned to pay it off with my part of our income tax return.
The pay off for my computer is now considerably more than it was when I first came out to mom and dad’s. It is so high that a new computer – a decent one – would cost slightly less. The higher pay off, and the struggle to make the payments has been causing me a considerable amount of stress. I have plenty of stress in my life, and really do not need something I love – the computer – causing me anymore. So I made a decision.
I decided that it was time to give up on keeping my computer. The moment I made that decision a huge weight was lifted off of me. I honestly felt a million times better. I felt even better once the computer had successfully been returned.
As you can see, I am not completely computerless. For the time being I am using my mom’s little netbook. It is not quite what I am used to, but it certainly does what I need it to.
I am proud of myself. It was not all that long ago when the thought of giving up my computer would have sent me into a panic attack. You see, my only contact with the world was through my computer. My world is much richer, and fuller now, and my computer is not the only way I socialize anymore.