So my computer finally crashed last night after about two months of slowly slipping into a coma that was increasingly frustrating me more and more each day. Last night was the final straw- the chinese spamware my exboyfriend downloaded onto my computer to watch a TV program had finally erased all of my backups then blocked access to the internet. I went out and bought a new external harddrive, backed up essential files, and formatted the motherfucker.
So with a clean slate on my computer not even a week after the New Year begins, I am feeling even better about the successes I'll be striving for all year. It's going to be challenging but with a positive attitude, I'll find a path that works for me.
In the meantime, my virus-infested computer had blocked all sorts of internet-related activities including leaving comments on xanga, but the new Windows install should allow me to begin reading and commenting again.