Following my retirement from teaching I worked for a period of time in an after school program for youth. I was charged with the responsibility of maintaining the computers in the lab as well as providing computer opportunities and technology assistance for the youth.
On occasion various computers would develop issues and crash. It didn’t take long to learn to simply perform what was commonly known as a refresh-and-renew. A refresh-and-renew is not a top-secret computer hack or trick. It simply means to turn off the computer for approximately a minute and then re-boot the computer.
Like a computer, a person can simply have too many files open at one time, thus run out of memory or simply get jammed up. Or life can become stressed when over-burdened causing one to personally develop issues and ‘crash.’
Getting back to nature is my personal way to un-plug and refresh-and-renew.
I recently went on an outing with a group of photographer friends. The outing allowed me to personally re-boot, so to speak. I found the time very refreshing, renewing, and fulfilling.
Contributed by Sue Henry