Somewhere floating in the back of my mind, I planned to learn to speak French one day. I haven’t, and I won’t. My motivation for learning to speak French is nonexistent. I don’t plan a trip, and nobody I know even speaks French. What was I thinking of, talking to myself in French? …ISH!
I reviewed my “When I have the time/When I retire” list, and I revised it. Losing 10 to 20 pounds first hit my list when I was sixteen. After 50 years, I’ll just try to eat healthy. In fact, I destroyed that list and thought, “Time to start over.”
Let’s get practical, Lu. I think it wise to go for those goals that are either going to make my life easier or are going to give me great satisfaction. Being a pragmatist, I put the word “cyber world” in large letters. In the last year or so, the cyber world is IT. You name it and the cyber world is there: the social media, the health world, and so on to forever.
Not being a cyber-baby–meaning I grew up eating apples, not using one–there is a big gap in my education. If I choose to ignore the products of the cyber world, I will remove myself not only from many avenues of communication, but also from ease of information.
For example, I just learned that the Circuit Breaker application form is now only available online. What next? I’m thinking about older folks, and I am in that category.
I took the plunge. I pressed the start button. I now have a Windows 8 laptop computer. I also have WiFi, so I can Google recipes in my kitchen, and I may just give up the Tribune (still on the fence about that one).
I am crossing my fingers, because today I am installing a new firewall and protection system and adding all the Microsoft Word products to my PC. These little accomplishments are a big deal to me.
Some forty years ago I quit smoking, and my friends said, “IF LU CAN QUIT, ANYONE CAN QUIT.” I was a heavy smoker. Let’s use that same idea about cyber topics.
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