The Architect Balances Her Home Life
Laura is a tech-savvy designer at work, but when she got home, the last thing she wanted to think about was her own digital life. Yet with a computer on the verge of collapse, her long-overdue problem had become an emergency.
You first came to us with an overloaded hard drive and a bunch of scattered cloud accounts. How would you describe your state of affairs?
I spend all my energy being hyper-organized at work, so when I come home, I have no bandwidth to deal with my own tech. However I have lots of important files I would die to lose - pictures and my academic portfolio in particular.
I panicked a little every time I thought about the risk I was taking by not being on top of these issues. By the time we met, my computer was locking up randomly. If I waited any longer it would have been a disaster.
We both breathed a huge sigh of relief when we got your contacts, calendars, and notes into a simple system. Tell us about what was going on.
Somewhere along the way between being busy and lazy, I had created a bunch of scattered email accounts. In fact my personal email account had been renamed “Holidays in the United States” due to a Gmail glitch. So yes, things were a bit of a mess.
I share work and personal on my phone so creating a clear separation was key. Robbie asked a few questions to understand my needs and helped me streamline and reorganize. Now I have two clear accounts and a lot fewer headaches.
How do you see yourself operating with this improved setup?
Robbie was able to quickly and efficiently get my digital life to a place where I could easily pick up where he left off. It’s so much easier to stay organized once a system is in place. Feeling at peace with my tech is a welcome change.