If there’s one thing I’ve learned since writing my last article, it’s that when the unexpected happens, the only thing you can do is to go along with it and hope that everything turns out for the best. I learned this in the weeks leading up to winter break – do you remember getting an e-mail about a student whose laptop was stolen when they went to get a snack? That student was me. Cue thirty-six anxiety-filled and panicked hours. E-mails were sent to my professors. Phone calls were made to the police, my parents, and the Apple Store. A new laptop was procured the next day. For that, I was thankful. I’m lucky enough to have parents who could afford me a new, and very expensive, laptop.
Of course, I had also lost all my notes, outlines, and half-written final essays. I didn’t store anything of sentimental value unless you count the typed-up versions of my newspaper articles and my fanfiction. (The fanfiction was actually a major loss, considering all my notes for my current story were there and I didn’t have another copy). It was brutal. I had to re-read and take notes on readings I had finished weeks ago and construct those into something resembling my former essays. This, of course, also ruined my study schedule as at the time I planned to be polishing up my essays, I was writing them. Luckily, everything worked out. I had a new laptop, extensions, and a snow day. I caught up relatively quickly.
Read more of this post