A few months ago, I made a decision that I was going to use social media to gain awareness for our business Visitext Visual Designs. I left audiobooks after working on eleven productions. During those two months, I had a crash course in ancient history, theology, and the great wars of our world.
When I hung up my headphones, I found the world around me had changed drastically or maybe reliving the past of our world through audio without a healthy life balance was too much for me to bear. Some may find discomfort in distant lands, feel may be lost, trapped in the past, and dear I say boring. For me, it was the opposite, and when I finally returned home, a way of living I knew before would never be the same. I tried my best to reform back to the U.S. culture. I got a ‘real’ job but continued to ignore the reality that I had changed. I was in reverse culture shock, and I no longer wanted to be apart of the ‘rat race.’ I found myself right back at square one when I resigned from my life. So, when I discovered audiobooks, I thought that would be the answer to ignoring the chorus of negativity that I had allowed to consume my happiness.
I stopped watching television after the Larry Nassar trial. My ears were in agony, and mentally I was exhausted. I physically could no longer tolerate distorted audio any longer. I’ve learned that you can run but you can’t hide.
A dream from 2008′ was what I thought, my last resort. It was time to finish what I had started, a design company called Visitext Visual Designs. We were off to a perfect start, except I was clueless about how much the world had genuinely advanced, and my own life was still not in order. I thought I was happy. I finally put to rest the past. Everything was in place, except I launched our business and did not reset the password to gain access to the internet.
Still ‘naive,’ excited and eager to choose for myself what I thought I had to offer. As I started to explore the internet, with a clear set of eyes, I began to realize how much had changed! The internet was no longer the safe place I remembered. I had allowed the internet to become a dominant force that was controlling my life. Once I discover for myself, this stark reality, I went into action.
I secured my wireless router, and I knew that my software and internet security was not up to par. I started to research security. I was able to learn how to regain the security that I had lost, which I had to relearn. Once, everything was set up and complete. Mind you. I had to delete my whole digital life. It was ultimately precisely what I needed, a digital purge of the past, a fresh start. After my life was removed and reinstalled, I called my internet service provider to change my personal password. Why did I not change that password at the same time? My internet security was protecting me from the past threats, not the present.
If someone were intruding into my cyber life, I would have to catch them with the new software, not the old. So, I continued moving forward. After three weeks of HELL, while leaving myself open to attacks. I finally had enough. Protecting my computer and cyber life against intruders, was my sole responsibility, not anyone else’s. Within an hour, after changing my password, I reinstalled everything, updated my computer, finally I was ultimately secure, at least free from the negativity that surrounded me. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to everyone within the cyber community that helped me along the way. The perfect storm presented it’self, it happened to be online merging with myself. It made me realize cyber life can be crueler than real life.
The first audiobook that I completed had presented the question, “Creation or Evolution”? I chose God. However, I will no longer be blind to evolution or ignore critical online security updates.