My Brand New iMac

Two weeks ago my PC crashed. It lost connectivity.  And after four hours on the phone with Dell (who decided I needed to reinstall my operating system) I finally went out and bought the iMac I have wanted for years.  But 25 years as a PC user has made this transition a little tough.  I can’t figure out where things are, I keep getting lost in the zillion windows that seem to somehow be open on my desktop, it’s taking me three times as long to do anything and I hate…absolutely hate…my trackpad.

Here I am, the person who dives into change, having a serious readjustment issue.  I keep complaining to my friends about it.  They seem to want, somehow, to make me feel better.  The thing is, I don’t feel bad about my decision, despite how difficult the transition has been.  I expected it to be rough.  I expect to get through it.  And I expect I will be deliriously happy when I am finally used to the new computer.

Many years ago when I was about to do something that could have been really unpleasant, the person organizing the activity said this “You can make this as easy or as hard as you want.”  At that moment, I realized that I had control over my feelings.  If I went into a panic about my new iMac, then I would be in a panic.  If I took the transition in stride, then I would not lose sleep and probably get used to the iMac a lot faster.  It’s about working with what is…rather than trying to force the world into what I want it to be.  A much less stressful proposition, for sure.

Wayne Dyer said it a different way “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Do you need to change the way you are looking at something?

Written on my brand new iMac.  ☺

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