If I am going to procrastinate on anything, it’s probably going to be over some dumb tech thing. I hate complicated. Simple gets it for me. That would — in most cases — NOT be anything technical. As in software or hardware. I suppose I can reasonably say I’m a certified Technophobe.
So as of this moment I’m feeling righteously proud of myself because I tackled one. That I’ve been putting off for longer than I care to admit. I got rid of my ATT email accounts (which went bye-bye last week, with my full permission) in my email management program. Sounds like something that should have been easy, right?
Well. . . you could think that. (And I did too for a while.) But it wasn’t.
For starters the language they use to describe what’s happening is, well, what I call “Geek Speak.” It doesn’t translate well, for us mere mortals. In other words, every time I went to try to figure out what to do, I’d go stark raving mad with confusion and frustration. Not a great place to be when you’re trying to accomplish a task!
So today, I decided that I am smart enough to figure out the meaning of English words. Even if they don’t (after 37 times reading) make sense. I decided I would “decode” that loosely-termed “User Manual” and get this thing done.
I think it was the fact that I made a decision to do it. It worked.
But I cannot begin to tell you how great it feels to have busted my fear around “What if I’m too stupid to figure this out after all?” Turns out it wasn’t any big deal. I was just making it one.
And dangitall if this isn’t a terrific post for the 30-Day Blog Challenge. Double win!