Recently I dealt with a cypher nightmare which seemed to have no end in sight.

My website was attacked with malware and someone gained access to my hosting account. They were able to setup a new domain name using my credit card account. I’d rather be writing. Instead, I spent all my time on numerous phone calls, live chats, and emails to get it straightened out. Dealing with tech support can be frustrating when you feel you’re not being understood.
About the same time, my computer was hacked. The phishing scammer wanted me to pay over $600 in bit coins within six hours or all my information including contacts would be released. Yikes!
I realize my cypher crisis seems petty compared to what some people deal with or live with daily. Still, the stress of my ordeal affected me physically and emotionally. I finally realized the problem was temporary and it would eventually get fixed. What helped me get through it was remembering my mantra: This too shall pass.
A very wise man once said: “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” – The Dalai Lama

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About Susan MIlls Wilson

Susan Mills Wilson is a native of North Carolina where she writes romantic suspense. She is the leader of the Charlotte Writers Club Mystery Critique Group and a member of Charlotte Writers Club. Subscribe to Susan’s blog at
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