But let me just give you a little bit of information about me: I am a self-proclaimed technological idiot. Actually, it may be more accurate to say that I have a deep, primal fear of technology. If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong if I am in the vicinity! So while I couldn’t be more excited about my upcoming venture, I am practically having a nervous breakdown trying to figure out the technical part of it.
Bought a video camera. Check. Bought some lights. Check. Re-arranged the office in my house to make it look like Oprah’s set (well, I tried). Check. Put plants around the couch to make it look pretty. Check. Filmed my first 41 minute show. Check.
That’s where all the “check-ing” ends.
So I came to realize that for some bizarre reason, video cameras think it’s a good idea to break down long videos into 20 minute segments. It’s almost as if there is an evil little person inside the camera who is out to get me. I mean, really? WHY?!?!
I’m an optimist. No biggie. I’ll just figure out a way to merge them.
Wait. Not so fast, Carol (say the evil technology spirits).
I won’t bore you with the details. But I tried everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. I Googled it. I tried different computers. Downloaded software. You name it. I tried it.
So then I asked my technologically savvy 12-year old son to help me. It couldn’t be that difficult for him, right? He loves technology and understands it. I don’t.
He said he’d help. Whew! Big sigh of relief from me. So he sat down at the computer to figure it out while I attended to a chore. Several minutes later, I noticed he was trying to tell my other son some jokes, and then he was showing me his newest card trick.
So I was thinking, “Ummm….HELLO????? I thought you said you were going to help me!!!! What happened???” He decided to do something else instead. That’s what happened.
Yes, I know. He’s only 12. And he may even have some attention problems. But it got me thinking …
And here is the lesson of this blog in the form of questions for all of you: Are you a person of your word? Can people count on you? If you say you’re going to do something, do you actually do it? You might even think you do, but do you really?
Here are my thoughts, and it’s really pretty simple: If you borrow money from a friend – pay it back. If you say you’re going to help a friend move – help them. If you say you’ll be somewhere at 1:00 - be there at 1:00. If you tell your child you will take them to Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday – take them. If you say you’re going to help your mom with her video editing – help her (*cough*cough* I’m going to make my son read this blog). You get my point.
Be a person of your word.
Clearly, I still have some work to do with my son. So wish me luck!
Alright, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back next Monday. (Unless I’m not, and I decide to do something else … haha! Get it?)
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