I was pretty depressed and tense, because for last few weeks I faced a number of unexpected and unsolicited things. My wife and I had parted ways, and we both had our own way to go on. I said, many times in a day, to myself, “Why did she do this to me?”
When everything had gradients, back in 2011, iOS icons were pretty fine and made sense, people used deodorants; things were turning out to be bad for me and I landed into deep depression due to my divorce.
Luckily, I was smart enough and had a group of finest people around me, which had helped me to get my way out of it. It was the worst time of my life.
One day, I entered the office. Usually, my day started at my computer screen, and it was so. When I opened my computer, I found a message on my computer screen: “your password has expired.” “Click, Change password, to change your password.”
“Oh shit, is it good time to change it?” I questioned myself. I clicked thinking something else.
Actually, I knew that Microsoft Exchange server was configured in my company, to ask all its users across the world to change its password every 30 days.
Here, the compulsion is that the server demands us to use at least one uppercase character, at least one lowercase alphabetic character, at least one symbol and at least one numerical; and the whole password requires at least eight characters to be created. According to server’s configurations, I couldn’t use any of the password that I had used in last three months.
It was Monday, 9:20 a.m., I was little high tempered that morning. The day was fine, but my torso was wet of sweat owing to some stress of some pending overwork. I hurried to work but I realised as if I forgot to put off my helmet, and it was still on my head. Perhaps, I forgot to have breakfast before leaving for office; but I realised that something tasted as cigarette in my mouth. Anyway, I thought that I needed to change my password before going to the meeting at 10 a.m.
I just clicked to change the password, and there was an input field with pulsating cursor that was waiting for me to type a new password that would grant me access to log on my computer so many times for next 30 days.
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I just let all frustration go, and I recalled a tip that I heard from my former boss. He said that he was going to use a password to change his life. I was determined not to focus on things that landed me in this condition; I just needed to get off from all these things in order to make my upcoming life better and controlled.
I asked to myself what would be my password?
I typed “Forgive@Her”
My password became the indicator and reminded me that I shouldn’t not let myself become a victim of my immediate divorce; because I was tough enough to do something about it.
After this, I typed this (e.g. password) lot of times a day; each time my computer would lock and my screensaver appear with her photo and I would come back after having lunch alone.
This consistency of repeating the password made me realise that I should change my point of view about my ex-wife; she was not alone responsible for all the things that happened in my life. I too made many mistakes and contributed to the cause of my divorce. This simple action changed my vision of her and myself; neither she nor I are guilty for all this, actually, it had to be someday. Now I was feeling well and looking for some beautiful change.
Next month, I change this password into ‘Quit@smoking4ever’. This trick also bought pretty change in my life, and I quit smoking forever.
Next to that month, I changed my password again and typed ‘Save4trip@japan’. And four months later, I visited Japan with the help my savings.
I thanked my password, because it taught me how to change my life. I kept it on, my resolutions became a constant source of my futures passwords and it bought some other lucky changes in my life. This is of my last month: Save4@ring, yep, yet again, I am in a relation with someone else, my life is turning to good luck. But it is not over, I am still looking for another fabulous password that would bring some more good in my life, and I will keep it up.