I lost hours of work today due to a computer program issue. Even though I was backing up my work, the file was too big, the task too complicated and the laptop too old (I’m working on a borrowed one until I can get a new windows laptop for work). The files corrupted, and while I was able to recover all but 13, they are now improperly linked between PowerPoint and the Word Document, hence–corrupted files. Ugh.
So that was a long explanation for my frustration tonight.
I’m taking a break from the restoration practice to write, because that’s what I do.
In light of eternity, no one is going to heaven or hell over these 300 slides. But ugh, I am frustrated. I’m frustrated because I want to do my very best at this job, in hopes that it will go full-time. I’m frustrated with my lack of computer knowledge and windows experience. I have much to learn and I’m worried that if I don’t learn it quickly enough, if I don’t do a stellar job, I’ll be without any job, instead of being in 3 part-time jobs. They are already searching for my replacement at Riverside.
I know these are first-world problems. They are nothing. Not in light of having a place to live. Having food. Having access to medication. God has taken care of me. He has taken care of my crew. I am preaching to myself.
Life is short. God’s mercies are new every morning. I will work till midnight and no further, then I will get up tomorrow morning, walk and do my morning disciplines, and start over again. I need to do some serious scripture work, my soul is dry. More about that in a different post.