Technophobia – definition (noun) – an irrational (not irrational for me) or disproportionate fear (huh, disproportionate you you say? Nope, not disproportionate to me, this lion size fear) of technology, especially… to advanced digital technology (Do email landing pages, plugins, jetpacks, taglines, domains, etc. all count as advanced? They sure feel like advanced to me. Ugh!)
Tailspin – definition (noun) – a sudden and helpless collapse into failure, confusion, or the like (Insert image of me, dramatically; think Scarlet O’Hara/Gone with the Wind style dramatic, sighing and whithering to the floor in despair and this is an adequate discription of me in a technophobic state! )
I EXPERIENCE A Take Aback Moment!
Take aback – (verb), to astonish (OMG!!!! I DID IT! – Insert any technology accomplishment such as how to post pictures in this blog! Woot! Woot!)
This may seem like an overly dramatic way to discuss the topic of technology and my dreams. I assure you. It is not. The amount of time it has taken me to get this far on this blog is so ridiculous I dare not even share a number. Think, “Aliens have kidnapped “would be blogger” long.
Some things do not come easily to me. Technology and directions are two GLARING examples. But this journey I am on calls for me to learn. Now, learning anything in my profession is a joy to me. Insert choir singing angels here! Can you hear them? I can. Haha But now I am just getting silly! Yet it kind of explains the joy I feel when I figure something technology out, so I guess I’ll keep the analogy after all. 🙂
SEGWAY ALERT 🚨 I’m still not ready to talk about “Actual Introduction” stuff. I hope you don’t mind. At this point it really is not relevant.
Anyway, learning about technology is work. Hard, tiring, exasperating work! Insert huge dramatic sigh here. This time around however, I have a fierce determination.
I am glad this determination continues to bubble up in me because my fear is, if I back down on this area, what other things will I back down on? I don’t want to back away from ANYTHING that will hold me back from achieving my dreams. This feels REALLY significant to me. Almost like a defining moment; of determination and “stick-to-it-iveness”.
So I must say, I am discovering a bit about me and technology. With each little victory, I feel empowered! I am amazed!!! I celebrate! Insert image of crazy person whooping it up (think Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County) style! Really loud! That’s me! No lie!
Do you struggle with something that comes extremely difficult to you? Is it something that is important to learn in order to remove an obstacle in the way of you achieving your dreams? Let’s DO THIS THING together! Seriously, if I can keep going despite my “Technophobia Tailspins”, I just know you can too! And then we can experience our “Take Aback” moments together! Woot! Woot!
P.S. It occurs to me, somewhere along the way I think I may need to start a blog dictionary for you to reference as needed. What do you think? 🙂
Blessings on your journey dear ones,