Sometimes life needs a hard reset…
The idea first came to me while I was watching the movie “Up in the Air.” The movie featured George Clooney as a corporate downsizer and dealt with the devastating effects of job loss – something that I deal with on a regular basis.
Then, there was the issue with a colleague who went home one day to find that his wife of over twenty years had left him and their children. He appeared clueless; had not seen it coming. In the scheme of things, the reasons would have been purely academic.
And there was my niece, Bob, and others…
Welcome to Reboot Social, a blog series about coping with the unexpected – some involving positive changes and some not so much.
From life and death issues to awkward moments, we all deal with situations that often add stress to our lives. Over the course of the next few months, I hope to share some of my own experiences along with contributions from some close friends who have had to deal with unexpected situations of their own. If you have an experience that you would like to share through this blog series please let me know.
The name of the series is a spin-off of my other blog, Racquet Social, which sought to bring racket sports enthusiasts and social media together.
Ironically, there was no life-altering event when I hit the reboot button on my life and moved to Canada, nearly twenty-five years ago. Nevertheless, the move came with its share of social, emotional, and financial uncertainties. As I reflect upon the bygone years, I realize that most of my experiences have been positive. Fitting into the cultural mosaic of Canada came with some challenges which occasionally felt like situation comedies.
The posts are not meant to be in any chronological or logical order.
Note: I have taken the liberty of adding the subscribers of Racquet Social and few friends to a mailing list for this blog series. Please feel free to unsubscribe from receiving Reboot Social updates; you will not hurt my feelings.
Well, maybe just a little…