May was a little more difficult than anticipated. My broken iPhone brought me way down. I couldnât really Instagram much, which made me sad, and to top it off, the iPhone malfunctionsÂ ate ALLÂ my data by mid-month. I had to make three very time-consuming trips to the Apple Store until they finally gave me a new phone (well, itâs a new, âslightly usedâ refurbished phone, to be honest, but at least it doesnât eat my data anymore). I think the worst part was the worry that Iâd lose everything. I have 5,000 photos on my iPhone, as well as important calendars, notes, and contacts, and yesÂ I do my best toÂ back up, but givenÂ the issues I was having, each trip to the Apple Store ended with beingÂ forced to eraseÂ everything, restoring my phone to factory settings and NOT from a backup. That meant that three times in the last month, I worried that Iâd lose it allÂ if something in my manual backups got messed up or didnât transfer over properly. It was very, very stressful because of all the âwhat ifsâ that pass through your head when you hit the erase button. The erase button is soÂ scary!
All those trips to get my phone fixed added to my hectic schedule, and to make matters worse,Â my recipes werenât working and I hate to publish something Iâm not happy with. So that all resulted in less blog posts than usual in May, which made me even sadderÂ because since nothing was working,Â I thought thatÂ maybe I should just quit. I know thatâs a little rash, but it really did cross my mind. I contemplated getting a job as a grocery store cashier, or better still, at a bookstore with lots of cookbooks. Of course, I applied for none of those jobs and instead I chose to pout.
I hope your May was better than mine, and fingers crossed that June will finally bring some consistent summer weather and good vibes! I aimÂ to get everything back on track in June, including the blogging, and Iâm prayingÂ all my baking troubles will magically solve themselves and/or disappear with the change of theÂ calendar month. Today, when I turn on my oven and start a new page in my kitchen notebook, things will automatically be better because itâs June.
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