546th Friday Blog Roundup
My car needed to go in for service this week, which meant that I had to drive Josh’s car for a day. Josh’s car was my car, once upon a time, but when we got a new car many years ago, I took the new one and he took my old one.
Because I am an adult with 25 years of driving experience under my belt not to mention the former owner of the aforementioned car, it shouldn’t have been that difficult to slip behind the wheel again. But it was. It felt so strange. It was like cooking dinner using someone else’s hands.
It is such an odd experience to drive an unfamiliar car.
Stop procrastinating. Go make your backups. Don’t have regrets.
Seriously. Stop what you’re doing for a moment. It will take you fifteen minutes, tops. But you will have peace of mind for days and days. It’s the gift to yourself that keeps on giving.
As always, add any new thoughts to the Friday Backup post and peruse new comments in order to find out about methods, plug-ins, and devices that help you quickly back up your data and accounts.
And now the blogs…
But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week. In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:
- “Knowing That You Truly Want It” (Searching for Our Silver Lining)
- “On Parental Holidays” (Just Stop Trying and It Will Happen)
- “FET #2: The Womb of Doom” (Beyond the Parentheses)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Lavender Luz responds to Dear Abby’s flippant advice to an adoptee. Instead of telling the teenager just to forget about her feelings until later, she gives him/her concrete advice on dealing with his/her complicated emotions. It’s a great post.
Happiness and Food has a post about the yin of life; those moments when you’re not trucking along, you’re not engaged in forward movement, you’re not seeing your hard work pay off by moving you closer to a goal. It was sort of the perfect post to read when you feel like you’re not moving forward, and honouring the importance of the space you are in at the moment instead of wishing to be someplace else.
Popcorn Ceiling Life has a post about the loss of her brother on his birthday. She explains, “Sometimes I feel it all at once. Sometimes I don’t feel it all.” It’s a moving post about experiencing a moment when she notices the gaping hole his absence has created in her life.
Lastly, Me Plus One recounts an exchange with her daughter that is both sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. In a game of pretend, her daughter talks about missing a beloved family member. She says, “I know she’s gone, Mommy. Let’s just pretend she’s not. Let’s pretend she just went away. Let’s pretend she’s in S’awaii & she can come visit.” Go read the whole post.
The roundup to the Roundup: Driving an unfamiliar car. Your weekly backup nudge. And lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between May 15th and 22nd) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week? Read the original open thread post here.