Halloween is hardly ever something people learn from. Although I think you can learn from any situation, the day is all about having fun, dressing up, and getting candy. There's a sense of rush and just too much excitement associated with this holiday - rarely does anyone use this day as an opportunity to learn or do something unique.
Well, the truth is I wasn't expecting that to be me. Today was a strange series of events, and all of it led to a much needed night of discovery.
My laptop died today. That sucked. I rely heavily on my laptop to get my work done, and it's very difficult to do most things without it. However, instead of panicking, I decided to accept it and move on. I wanted to deal with the situation in the best way possible.
Something I've been thinking about lately is freedom - from that which has too much power when it shouldn't. I even wrote about coffee and how I felt the need to rid myself of the habit of drinking it. I became dependant of coffee, and I didn't like it. The same applies to my laptop. Although, I do need it for work, I don't like being on it too much. I'm actually taking this as a sign from God that I need to stop and get my priorities straight.
Okay, back to Halloween. I've been feeling a bit guilty when it comes to being a sister. I just feel like I should be doing better. So, I decided to take my little brother trick-or-treating for the first time. We went around the neighborhood, came home and ate dinner and candy, and watched I Love Lucy while playing with Legos. It was great, and making memories with him is important. The entire night I didn't stress about my laptop, or my work, or anything else. I simply lived in the moment, and it was worth it.
I want to start cutting out those unnecessary components of life that do me no good - tonight mixed with the laptop mishap is representative of that.