Yesterday, I encountered an unexpected snag when I tried to transfer my photos from my phone to my laptop during my morning blogging. That resulted in my losing the opportunity to share several photos I had taken the day before.
Sometimes, when I encounter unexpected snags, I end up losing it.
I didn’t lose it yesterday morning, though. What prevented me from losing it?
- Blogging, which centers me wonderfully every morning.
- Skills I’ve developed over decades of dealing with difficult and challenging situations.
- Skills I’ve developed over years of working as a psychotherapist.
- The inexplicable appearance of one and only one photo from the day before:
Note the last column, third item from the bottom, in that one photo from September 29 that chooses to be easily available to me, even now.
Yesterday, faithful reader Mark Bialczak prevented me from losing it about my photos with this comment about yesterday’s post:
And I choose to mildly suggest that when Apple won’t share the photos between them — I hate when that happens between my iPhone 6 and iPad Air — you could type all your text on your laptop, save draft, call the file up on your iPhone, and add the pictures last.
I’m guessing Mark chose to “mildly” suggest, there, because he’s read posts of mine when I’m on the verge of losing it about strong, rigid, and unhelpful suggestions from doctors and other experts.
Lest you think I’m losing it, now, I’d like to share those previously missing-in-action photos from two days ago.
Of all those photos from two days ago, which best represents “losing it” to you, and why? I promise I won’t lose it if you ignore those questions or this one: which photo are you most glad I did not lose?
Falling behind in my obligations and departing from my regular routine can put me on the verge of losing it, so here are the photos I took yesterday:
I was successful in not losing it, yesterday, as I was taking all those pictures in the midst of
- pouring rain,
- various gatherings of people and vehicles,
- an appointment with my Primary Care Physician, where she told me that somebody at her hospital ended up losing their job when they took a selfie that included patient-sensitive material, and
- other challenges.
However, I DID end up losing it, temporarily, after a 90-minute meeting at my son’s high school last night (not pictured) which focused on many stressful details and deadlines involved in his applying to colleges and for financial aid.
Personally, I believe it can help to lose it, every once in a while, in order to find it again.
What’s the “it” I’m talking about losing and finding again, in that last paragraph?
If I don’t include some music here and now, you’ll probably think I’m losing it, this morning.
Here’s a tune I heard on the radio yesterday (as people all around me were trying to not to lose it in rainy traffic):
That’s not the version of “Blue Skies” I heard yesterday morning. And neither is this:
That’s actually a different tune called “Blue Skies” performed by Tom Waits, a performer much beloved by my son and my boyfriend.
Together, my son Aaron, my boyfriend Michael, and I support each other in not losing it, every day.
Losing-it-and-gaining-it-again thanks to Aaron, Michael, Mark, Dr. Laura Snydman, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Waits, blue skies, my work, music, blogging, taking pictures, and everything in this world that helps me not lose it — including you!!!