IMAGINE THIS: you save up tons of money, you quit your job, and go on an epic adventure around the world. You visit the wonders of the world 🌎 ; you eat croissants in Paris 🥐, pizza in Italy 🍕, sushi in Japan 🍣, and beer at Oktoberfest 🍻; sometimes you sleep in a van 🚐and sometimes you stay in 5-star luxury resorts 🤩; you meet a whole bunch of interesting people along the way who become a part of your travel story. You take beautiful photos EVERY SINGLE DAY of everything you’re experiencing 📸.
.... AND THEN......
Your hard drive with ALL of your memories on it CRASHES. ☠️ Well folks, believe it or not, this is my reality right now. 4TB (yes, that’s TERAbytes! ) of my most precious memories has vanished. After days of nonstop crying, Ive brought it to a data recovery lab who will hopefully deliver the good news that the data can be recovered. Too bad they quoted me $1650 😭 But to me, there really is no price you can put to these amazing memories I’ve made during my travels.
Moral of the story: backup regularly; keep backups of your backups; upload to the cloud ☁️ Guard your external hard drives with your life because those things are fragile as shit. Make sure it never is in a dusty area, or an area where it can be bumped or knocked.
At least I have this gorgeous bag to carry to help me forget my pain! A sustainably handmade bag by none other by the beautiful women of @artisansofiq 👜!