Hello! Meet my laptop DELL*. It came to me as my birthday gift by my darling husband at the time when Orkut was a rage and more popular than Facebook. This laptop gave me virtual wings (whatever happened to Reb Bull). It gave a phenomenal boost to my not-so-happening social (media) life. It also became my companion whenever I was alone. I could binge watch Sex and The City. Yes!
It added to my cool quotient too, I was Orkut-ing and watching videos on Youtube. I also made an account on Facebook. Swanky!! Poking wasn’t considered offensive then. I could download music and movies, and get lost in my own world. I could read books, tabloids and magazines online, and boy, I could flaunt my extraordinary knowledge about current affairs, Bollywood and Hollywood (remember Keeping Up With The Kardashians?).
Dell gave me the flexibility to work from home (or not) whenever I couldn’t drag my lazy backside to the office. Sickness, guests or any imaginary/actual exigencies, you see. I was growing possessive about it.
Dell was my biggest helping hand and companion all day when I was pursuing my Masters degree during my sabbatical from work. I even carried it to Starbucks (for free wifi) and finished my work. Ok, yeah…skyped with friends sometimes too. Is that a crime?
After having kids, nothing came handy like Dell. I could entertain my kids by playing kids’ music and videos on Youtube. I didn’t care as long as I could get a 20-30mins breather in my 24 hours of mommying without help. Judge me away!
I chose to give up my not-so-highflying corporate career for my kids and turned to writing. I give all the credit to my ex-boss who opened my mind towards writing and allowed me to take my chances. And now…Dell is my ONLY resource through which I channel my creative energies. I am a fulltime blogger now, alongwith a freelance writer and a content consultant. Because I have a laptop, I can work anytime and anywhere in the house, or wherever my kids are playing.
My laptop is with me for almost a decade now. It has seen its prime and lows. It has been thoroughly tested for its endurance but it never gave up. That’s how I identify myself with Dell – my resource for my recharge and reboot.
*This blog article contains original content. This is not a sponsored post. It doesn’t contain any affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
This article is the second blog in the series of 7 blogs that I am writing as a part of The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6, 2017. Day 2 prompt is “a resource you have or use”.