Why Do Computers Have to Rule Our Lives?

For the past week or so I’ve been trying like a crazy woman to prevent my computer system from dying as a result of very mean and nasty malware that penetrated my security system and firewall.  Don’t get me wrong, I saw it coming as soon as I’d been “infected,” so I backed everything up onto Carbonite, then went about doing what every good life coach always does — slowly and deliberately getting everything together in order to fully erase my hard drive, run a complete system restore, and begin reloading every ounce of software and hardware created by man- and womankind in both the 20th and 21st centuries.  

Now I know that that sounds really easy . . . a piece of cake, in fact.  The problem is that it takes HOURS and HOURS and I’m really not exaggerating!  I began running a system restore around 9 a.m., and I finished reconfiguring my entire system and reloading all my hardware and software around 7 p.m. 

Now that it’s almost all over, and all I have to do is restore my data files from Carbonite back to my newly cleaned system, I feel more like Rumplestilsken than anything else.  Why?  How?  Well, I’ve been consistently placing CDs into the drive, clicking “Install,” then “Yes,” “Next” and “Finish” almost as a knee-jerk reaction to the screen’s prompts for so many hours that I found myself singing over and over:  “Yes, Yes” — now I got it . . .”Next, Next” . . .ready or not — “Accept, Accept,” now press “Finished” — Reboot, Restart, “Print Test Page . . . Reboot, Restart,” the war’s been stayed, Who knew, who knew this’d be so fun . . . Good Grief, what’s that, I’ve only just begun?”  Only just begun . . . Only just begun . . . 

Give me a break, I’m a life coach, not a song writer.  You know we life coaches are always looking for the brighter side, trying to help and make life just a little easier for ourselves and our coachees as we and they trip, skip, hop and eventually figure out the true goal and run full speed ahead in that direction . . . checking for malware along the way, of course.


About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certification February 2015. Proficient Life Coach Certification December 2010.
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