Do you have a love/hate relationship with technology? I sure did!
And then came COVID. And I had to learn to embrace technology. No more holding my nose, dragging my feet, or finding an unsuspecting closet to clean.
It meant learning about all kinds of new technologies: necessary steps for delivering my Story by Design coaching, workshops, and coursework online.
It meant researching and buying equipment (cameras, USB hubs, adapters, batteries, lighting, filter panels to control the light, microphones, pop filters, and tripods) and then, learning how to use them. It meant reconfiguring my office for video production.
A learning curve like no other.
Especially for someone at age 75, with ADHD who loves to hyper-focus on things she enjoys but when it comes to technology, wants to flee for the hills. Someone who looks like she’s being embalmed when she tries to follow an online tutorial, or read a technical manual.
Yet, I didn’t flee. I stayed. And sought support from amazing people with the expertise I lacked.
Now, every time I turn on my cameras, or set up a Zoom call, edit a video or position my microphone and hit record, I have this incredible feeling of accomplishment.
I know for a fact it’s not too late for any of us to pivot. Not too late to grow. Not too late to adapt. Not too late to embrace the thing we like the least to help us do what we’re meant to do.
And that’s a reason to be grateful.
How about you?