For all those who have witnessed my struggles with pictures, colours, design etc, now that I have a great new look and seem to have mastered pictures – a bit of an explanation as to why I was so insane there for a while on making sure I got things right. Once upon a time, about 2 ½ to 3 years ago at my old job, I was the go to person for any kind of presentation, promotional material, design work, that kind of thing. Mind you it was a rather small branch office and the industry I worked in was not noted for the artsy kind of thing. But nevertheless, I was pretty damned good with the limited resources and limited skills needed if I do say so myself. I had come quite a long way from the days when computers and all things related scared me to death.
Now hindsight being 20/20 and if I knew then what the future held, I would have gotten the heck of there and moved somewhere where I could continue to learn new stuff. But complacency and advancing years kept me where I was.
I remember, before things changed, working a few 12 hour days, happy as a pig in – well you know – working on PowerPoint presentations, designing templates, doing the most awesome special effects; they were cool. I took a few courses on photoshop – I was lovin’ life and lovin’ the job. But, there was a changing of the guard, and they began going to the head office for more and more of the kind of thing I was doing and I did less and less of what I enjoyed doing the most. And with most things, if you don’t use it, you loose it. I was moved into a completely technical position and they slowly began taking away my toys. Designing, presentations and other things like that all that became a thing of the past. And I was falling further and further behind in new technology and advancements.
So here I was, all the things I loved to do – the things I was good at – gone and I was left in a job that was so not for me. I’m not even sure anymore if I could do a decent PowerPoint presentation anymore.
So when I was off work and got into the wonderful world of blogging and I saw some of the amazing stuff that other bloggers could do, well, it reminded me of what once was and I was bound and determined to get back on that horse again. It’s a different kind of horse, that’s for sure, but there are some similarities.
Silly as this sounds, learning all these new things, frustrating as it is when I don’t “get” it quick enough for my liking, rejuvenates me once again. It’s challenging and reminds me of what I was once able to do. When I manage to do something new or something right, it’s an indescribable thrill. And at this time in my life I can use all the rejuvenating and thrills I can get!
So to everyone who helped answer my frantic, probably stupid sounding questions, who worked on the new look, thanks for helping me bring back happy memories.