Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New Computer, Old Brain

     We got a new computer today. It has been on our list of things to get since the old computer gave up the ghost long, long ago. It was much more difficult to choose a laptop this time around, because I am acutely aware that the money spent on a new computer could just as easily be put toward much more noble causes. We intentionally didn't go for the top of the line version for that reason. Plus the things that I can do with this computer will help me earn more money, for my family, for my causes. So it is past time to do it.

Unfortunately, I am finding once again that technology has outpaced my abilities to keep up with it. Everything changes so quickly that it seems once I learn a computer skill, really start to feel comfortable with it, something newer and "better" has come along to replace it, and I have to learn how to do things all over again. Oy.

So now, a new learning curve is enacted with this purchase. My old brain struggling to figure out what exactly is "easier" about these new ways to do things. It's mentally painful having to learn new ways around what was once a familiar piece of equipment, and I'm honestly not sure I'm up for the task.

But this is the cost of progress. Things change, and I'm ok with that, as long as it doesn't hurt anything or anyone in the process. So it's an inconvenience to me for awhile. At least it's not going to poison my drinking water... but more on that later.

This post is a test for me, to see if I can still do this blogging thing.  If it works, I'll start writing more often.

I've missed it.

What does this even mean?