I pride myself on being self taught in many areas like cooking, cleaning, sewing, painting, building, gardening, writing, and I love the challenge of learning something new. However, when I try really hard to do something new that requires a skill I don’t possess, I get to feeling ‘green around the gills.’ I call it Green Envy because I want to learn how to do something so badly that I am jealous of anyone who can do it–mastering Windows 8 is my latest nemesis. Anybody else feel this way about it, or is it just me?
We (me and my husband) recently updated some of our electronic computing devices and one of those is a laptop operating Windows 8. It’s clearly made for those with touch screen practice. My husband has more experience with it than me, so he is better at it. My main device operates Windows 7 and is very user friendly–not a whole lot different from my last operating system–Windows XP Pro. The problem for me comes in switching between Windows 7 and 8. The two are so very different from each other. If I used the 8 all the time, I suppose I would get more accomplished with it, but I use it just enough to be irritated by it.
I think the same is true about other areas of my technical expertise, but I don’t like to admit it. For instance, I see Green Envy raise its ugly head now and then when I read over the blogs of some of my colleagues. I want my blog to be a success, a tool that others will turn to for help in their business. So-o-o-o, in order to push the Green Monster down for a bit, I have recently set some goals to help me achieve similar success with my blog site. This is what I aspire to do with it: 1) offer advertising space to fellow Etsyians/Bloggers/Tweeters, etc., 2) feature guest shops from fellow team mates on Etsy Ellijay (on Facebook) or Etsy Norga (North Georgia Made team blog), 3) provide pictorial and video craft tutorials from my current line of products featured in my Etsy shop: Green Craft Studio, 4) host a Link party or start my own #GrowingCirclesHop at Becca’s Green Craft Studio on G+. I know its a lot to accomplish in a year, but I love to reach for the stars. I know that my biggest obstacles will be myself and the calendar after all I already wear many hats in a day. I hope I haven’t bit off more than I can chew and that this new hat won’t swallow me whole before I get past the learning curve of Windows 8.
All you readers, please let me know what you suggest for mastering Windows 8. And, if you have any tips to share to make my list of goals easier to achieve, please do not hesitate to share a word or two in the comments below. Thanks for reading and sharing.