The horror of losing documents you should have saved

I know, I know…it is not a catchy title but words cannot express the horror I felt and emotional turmoil I went through yesterday. Actually, that’s why I did not post anything because I was emotionally raw.

You see, I have one long report like that and I had planned to finish it yesterday. I dutifully woke up 2 am, had all my brain boosters around me (you know- chocolates, coffee, almonds, walnuts, oats and bubblegum to keep me awake). I was so proud of me…leaving my comfort zone to work hard on a Saturday that could otherwise be a lazy Saturday.


122 pages later, I decided to take a break and instead of clicking yes to save the document, my itchy trigger-happy fingers clicked no! My face was hot, my pulse was racing and my heart sank to my feet. All that hard-work lost in a moment of mindlessness. I literally froze for 5 minutes then did what all ‘not normal’ people do, I played music so loud and started dancing. (As you can guess, I had “Gitchee gitchee goo” on repeat for about 30 mins).

I have resolved not to make myself unhappy this year and surely I would not break my promise to myself. The dreadful feeling did not leave me until today but I just danced and re- arranged my room all through yesterday. I even went out for dinner to celebrate losing my report (after all, wetin person fit do?).

I have still not re-started my report, I would do so today, but replaying my immediate actions brought a smile to my face this morning. I am finally an adult and reading all those books about not dwelling on past mistakes is finally paying off. I could have cried, hit my head on the wall or blamed my lappy but no, I took full responsibility for my actions and did not beat myself up too hard.

As Google is my friend, I even found out ways to retrieve documents you did not save and that has added to my knowledge bank. I know for a fact now that when I make a mistake like this on a Windows PC, I should open a blank document, go to:  file —->info —->manage versions and click on the drop-down menu to select “recover unsaved documents”. Hope that helps the 20 Windows PC users out there.

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For Mac users, I have still not found a solution. I shall let all y’all know when I do.

In other news, I have cut my hair (again) and I am regrowing my luscious locks. This is due to the peer pressure I have felt from my darling friends (Temi and Sola) who are on their mission to grow waist length hair. Meanwhile, I have braided the hair and I look so different and mature (even if  say so myself). I hardly post selfies but here is one of me and my newlook:


 Have a fabulous day people!


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