Here's a comment from a quilter named Brenda that really helped me start turning my attitude around:
Do not think of this in a bad way!! Real easy to do that, but try to find what is the good part of this whole thing - you wanted to make improvements and do some changes, now you can!!!You're totally right! Here I was feeling really sorry for myself, lamenting on the lost data, videos, and photos of James, and suddenly I realized that this might actually work out BETTER to NOT have all that stuff.
This is going to be the best DVD on the market!! What has this taught you??? (I hate that question!!!) But really, this is not the disaster you could think it is - find the good in it.
And, yes, take yourself to bed and rest, rest, and rest some more!!!! Get better!!! That is the most important thing to do right now. so, take the whole weekend and baby yourself and get rid of this flu!!!!
Of course, I hate to lose all the photos of my kid, losing the original filler videos might be a good thing.
I can already see an improvement from having lost the edited segments from the DVD. Because I'm starting over from scratch, I'm finding that there is a lot of stuff I could edit out, which means more time for more information.
The only segment that I lost completely was the one on Basting, which I had hated anyway. I had really wanted to re-shoot it, but kept thinking "Nah, it's good enough. Just leave it."
Now that I've lost it, I have no choice but to create this segment again, this time from a new and better perspective.
So there's always a silver lining. It's just a matter of FINDING it!
Losing the videos for Volume 3, 4, and 5 dvds might also be a blessing in disguise.
Do we really even NEED volumes 3, 4, and 5? Maybe instead of focusing on the videos I should instead focus on the workbooks?
As I'm finding with this blog, my business, and life in general, there are a million choices and none of them are wrong.
The trick is not getting stuck in any particular mental box and instead just to always keep moving forward.
So let's look forward to a new day tomorrow with a fresh, positive perspective!
Let's go quilt,