I am in the middle of a laptop crisis. It keeps dying out unexpectedly (screen goes blank and have to re-start). This morning it completely died (so I thought). Trust me, I panicked. I thought to myself I need my laptop. About a third of our household income comes from what I earn online. After a few minutes of panic, I wised up.
Truth of the matter is, as convenient as it is having my laptop, it is not a necessity. My husband has a desktop and my son has a laptop. Not to mention the library is only two miles away. It really made me stop and think about wants vs. needs. A job, roof over my head, food, and electricity are really the only needs. Of course, there are many other things that make life a lot more comfortable, but are not absolute necessities.
For now, the laptop crisis is over. The laptop finally restarted and I got all of my important files copied to a USB drive. It is still having periodic blackouts so I am sure it will die sooner rather than later. I will be calm, because I took the time to take a deep breath and be thankful for the year and half it has given me no issues (and I use it a LOT).