Second Chances

It dawned on me this morning that I have been blogging since early 2009. It started as an experiment after I got laid off because my friends told me that blogging was a BIG THING just to pass the time.

Long story short, I realized that I deleted almost eight years of my life just to defeat some hackers and protect my friends.

That is terrifying.

The worst part here is that I’ve got a backup of most of it. I could stick those back up if I could figure out how.

But you know what? I can either look at this as a loss or accept it for the second chance that it is. I now have the opportunity to completely start from scratch without the burden of my past.

It’s not really different from the time I tossed the things that would fit in my old van and moved across the state to start over. The only difference is that I lost my history instead of physical items.

When was the last time you started from scratch? Please share your stories in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Second Chances

  1. Linda Sand

    When we moved into a motorhome we sold nearly everything we owned. Several years later, when we moved out of that motorhome with its built-in furniture, we started from scratch. It was very freeing but I sometimes wish we hadn’t sold quite so much of our previous furniture as it was better quality than the replacements.

    1. Annie Post author

      Hi Linda!
      I ran into that when I moved here. I accidentally left my toaster oven and microwave behind in addition to some other cooking appliances that I really could have used. I learned a valuable lesson from it, so I still consider it worth the loss. 🙂

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