|Me in training courtesy of FunnyFreePics.com|
The world has gone crazy in a handbasket, so I'm learning how to build websites. Don't call me a Hero. Ok, go ahead.
As I stumble through this WordPress training, I feel like a monkey trying to learn to communicate via computer screen. If I focus hard enough, someday Jane Goodall will give me that dang orange. (I know, mixed monkey metaphor)
It also occurs to me that I'm an impatient soul. I've always gone for the quick gains, usually skipping the basics, because, come on, lets face it, the basics are for slow people . Impatience is the reason I get so friggin bored during basic information sessions (like during my training for the census. That took for. friggin. ever.)
For the WordPress training, I actually started from the top and paid attention. There were cool little things I learned that I might have missed had I skipped ahead. I think my mindset started changing toward the basics over the last week or so, when I started teaching myself piano. Piano isn't something where you can skip to expert level on the first day. Patience is learning Aura Lee, at advancing speed, without screeching in frustration as my finger hits "F" instead of "G". Someday I'll get to Carnegie Hall... with lots of practice. (It's still called Carnegie Hall right? It's not "Groupon Hall" yet is it?)
The other thing I need to tell you is to check out my Fierce and Nerdy blogumn on being nice. My default setting is Cran-Key. When I eat right and exercise, I'm nicer. Being mindful of being a citizen of the world, also helps me tone down the crank.
My Dad set an example of how to be kind and trust people, a courtesy he gave to nearly everyone he met. Before he passed, Dad told us a story of a man, who he hired to work for his concrete business back in the 70's. The guy called him in 2008, while Dad was battling MDS, to let Dad know that because Dad had taken a chance on this wild drifter guy, that guy had learned what it took to work and create a good life. The guy went on to build a successful business. That was just how Dad treated people, with patience and belief. That's good stuff to learn.
|Courtesy of Quasi's owner Renee|