Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The agony of limbo

There are few things I hate more than a transitional period where I am done with one phase of life, but not quite on to the next. Much of the identity that came with your former life is gone, and you wait, longing for the adventure that seems to ride in on a molasses river. It seems an eternity before it will arrive. Limbo!

The worst part is the waiting, the over analyzing, the wondering, and the feeling of instability. The last few months have, and continue to be, such a period for me. I am in the final stages of a divorce from my first wife. The emotional trauma that comes with such an event has made me relish the thought of slowing down and focusing on the core essentials in life. However, as the days and months have passed I have become increasingly more capable of dealing with life. I am nearly 5 months removed from the moment when we admitted that it just wouldn't work. During this time I have had a wonderful opportunity to focus on me and how to improve myself. However, the last few bits of legal paperwork are still sitting on the judges desk waiting to be signed.

So, I find myself ready to move on. Ready to engage life again. Ready to (dare I say it?) re enter the terrifying world of girls and dating. But, I can only stare at that adventure as it slowly rides toward me. Everyday I hope that I will hear that all the paperwork has been signed and finalized, and every day has ended in silence. It's a maddening feeling to know that you have done everything you can do and know that there is more to be done. The boat seems closer than ever, but it isn't here yet. Limbo!

I hope the boat comes with seat belts. I just know it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Why I love DropBox

For the last few semesters I have been using a service called Dropbox. I love it! There have been so many times when I needed to access important files for school that are stored on my laptop. I know, it's a laptop I should have it with me at all times. But sometimes I don't. Dropbox has made it dead easy for me to go online and get my files from anywhere with an internet connection. It has also made it possible for me to work on a project from two (or more) computers. I have a laptop and a desktop and it's just convenient to on the desktop when I can, and then move to the laptop and have everything sitting there. This product has seriously changed the way I do school. The best part is that its FREE. I never worry about my laptop crashing, because I keep all my really important stuff in my dropbox. That way I can get to it from anywhere I want, and I can get it back if my computer ever dies. If you don't use this product currently, you should totally check it out!

If you use this link you will get an extra 256 megs for free.