I woke up this morning with a headache. And then, to make matters worse, I tried to connect to the Internet and my network “wasn’t available.”
Yesterday, I ended my blog with “connection is why we are here,” and today—no connection.
So I did what I always do when this happens. I tried again.
“None of your preferred networks are available.”
Now, I am a one-network woman. And when I can’t connect with my network, it makes me very grumpy. Not to mention, this headache means I am in no mood to deal with a needy network.
I tried again. I restarted the computer. I completely shut it down and then started the computer. Stubbornly, I tried and I tried and finally considered what the computer was telling me.
Hmm…maybe I should just accept it. Time for a new relationship…uh, I mean connection.
But hey, maybe I should try someone else’s network. That might satisfy me for a while. I had a few other choices, they were right there in front of me. But they were someone else’s connections and I’ve heard that using someone else’s connection can lead to viruses.
Annoyed, frustrated, and rejected, I decided I would leave this relationship, I mean connection, completely. I would head to Starbucks and find a new connection, one that wasn’t anyone else’s. One that would be there for me when I need him, I mean it. One that was available and ready to connect.
But before heading out to find that new connection, I sat down to write this—realizing that it was okay to spend some time unconnected—comfortable in the knowledge that I would be able to connect later.