Monday, May 20, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 20 May 2013

How often DO I decide I am less, incapable, or the S-word [tupid] when I’m NOT able to replicate what I think I must BEcause so-and-so did so?!

One example is Photoshop Elements. I was gifted with PSE8 in Christmas 2009. It seemed enormous so I bought several books but it wasn’t until August 2012 that I really learned the first thing about how to install and use it. 

At all.

Of course, by then PSE8 was way out of date and people were on to PSE10 and then PSE11. 

I kept it loaded for 7 months BEfore I decided one early morning to uninstall it…

You see, it wasn’t working for me. 

I tried to make it DO all these nifty things others DO, but I got far better results using Picasa and Pixlr, two freebie photo-editing programs. 

And I’ve yet to miss the BEhemoth one tiny eensie little bit.

I love what I learn by simply digital fiddling with these two programs. 

I love how I am learning without needing books or tutorials or following someone else’s Here-Is-HOW-You-Can-DO-This Nifty-Doodle-Thing-I-Did.

I Now SEE that what works for me is simpler, generic even, and that is 100% fine with me.

I am happy with all I don’t know and deLIGHTed that I CAN learn.

In my own time…

I love you, Currie


Suzanne McClendon said...

I think that is a wonderful attitude to have. You don't have to be someone else or just like someone else. You and what you are able to do with what works for you has value, too!

I'm a new follower (through the Feedly Reader) and here from Creative Every Day. Have a great week!

linda said...

visiting from CED and that's definitely the right spirit!

Rita said...

Computer stuff! Any computer stuff. Is like learning a foreign language to me. And I had absolutely no talent for foreign languages. I function on the very bare essentials of computer knowledge and am glad to be able to function online at all. ;)

Monique said...

That's the spirit. Do what you want to do and the way you want to do it! =)