A Slightly Different Direction

I have been updating my MS Office skills. Microsoft loves to move things around. So I am doing some relearning as to where stuff is now.

Also, I found Access tutorials at gcflearnfree.org. I started one and actually felt, uh, excited. This is the nerd in me coming out. Access is kind of like Excel on steroids. I’m watching the tutorial, thinking, “Oh, this is so cool.” So I have ponied up the hundred and so bucks for the application. It is almost sad that nothing in my life is complex enough to make a database handy. I have been too successful at simplifying my life. I simply will never have a use for Access myself.

But I can make myself more valuable on the job market.

I feel the need to hurry up and get these skills ready because I want to be all set when Barry passes or whatever.

I feel like things are changing very, very slowly on the surface of my lake. This past week, for example, the secretary at the place I volunteer at either quit or got fired. All I know is that she was there one week and not the next. I offered to volunteer more in the meantime, if that’s what they need. The head lady gave me a real look of gratitude. This does not directly affect me, but puts my name out there as a potential resource.

However, in the depths of my lake, I am scurrying around in obscurity. No one can see the changes. I see the changes. And I am excited. Excited about learning Access? Wow. I am such a geek.

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About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

One response to “A Slightly Different Direction”

  1. Ninasusan says :

    Being a geek is something I strive for! I’m the IT person in this house….that is nothing spectacular but I’ve had to take on that role. For all of,the logic my husband professes to have, gadget logic IS NOTONE OF THEM!

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