Meeting challenges requires work, attention and creativity.
Challenges are the spice of life, challenges help you grow. The challenge of finding a new home was quickly followed by the challenge of finding a new internet connection after my incompetent internet provider Virgin Media cut me off next day rather than in July as I had instructed them. I was left in a panic to get a new internet connection, which my business depended upon, as well as keeping this blog going.
Any challenge is resolved by work, creativity and attention. If you pay attention you will find the hidden doors to resolve the challenge. Results come with work, the lazy drown in their holes. Creativity is usually required to think outside the box.
I signed up to T-mobile, a USB stick that gives me 1 gigabyte of bandwidth a month for £10 a month. I like pre-paid options since you are not chained to long-term contracts and you have greater control of what you are paying out. With my business needs met, this was inadequate for my blogging needs, since I had to keep a tight control of my internet activity with priority going to my business.
I discovered free wi-fi. I joined Colchester library giving me free unlimited access to their wi-fi during opening hours. I discovered certain department stores, pubs and art venues around Colchester also had free wi-fi, so I would sit on a bench close by using their connection to read WordPress blogs.
I hit the problem of my six-year-old laptop having a battery life of 30 minutes, which made it hard to spend much time dealing with the backlog of blog posts of the blogs I follow on WordPress that at one point was 2400 in my e-mail box. Investigation revealed a new laptop battery would be at least £40, and so I made the choice to buy a second-hand laptop at £160, which in every category was superior to my old laptop. Now I have two laptops, but one with a battery life of three hours.
The bandwidth ran out on my T-mobile USB connection on Sunday, which was when I discovered they still allowed you use of the internet connection to read e-mail and browse the internet, but banned watching of videos, or streaming. As readers may have noticed I am now posting, reading and commenting on a regular basis. My backlog of blogs posts of those who I follow is now less than 300. Many challenges still sit growling at my door, but the internet challenge is now resolved.