Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Learning New Things: Tuesday Talk Link Party #2

Welcome back to Almond Place!  I'm excited to share this week's Tuesday Talk Link Party with you!

We had a great turnout last week and I hope you will link up with us today!  I hope you'll stop by another one of the host sites and check them out!  They are all FABULOUS!

Becky from BYBMG, Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls, Chelsea from The Contented Wife, Elizabeth from All Kinds of Things, Tara from Mrs.Coach Sims, Keri from Living In This Season, Sarah from Abiding In Grace, Lauren from Simply Free , Andrea from Mitchael Journey, Jessica & Katie from Sweet Little Ones, Mandy from Almond Place, Teressa from Teressa Jane

So this past week, I've been working on a little project in iMovie...one that I will share with you in a couple of weeks...and it got me thinking...I have not worked in iMovie in over 5 years!  It basically means that I am starting from scratch with a huge learning curve ahead of me.  I opened it up and literally stared at my screen unsure of where to start.

Now I know there are probably a ton of tutorials online at Lynda.com or on YouTube but I really wanted to figure this out on my own.  I have always, always, ALWAYS been an Apple girl...since grade school when they were invented in the 80s.  It's what we've had at home growing up.  It's what I took to college.  It's my computer of choice now.  I recently just purchased a new laptop which I love and the thing I love most about it is that I can literally plug it in and turn it on and it just "works".

I turn 35 this year and call it a mid-30s crisis but I suddenly find it hard to learn new things!  My kids have been dying to teach me how to play Minecraft and I cannot for the life of me get the coordination down to figure it out.  They move so incredibly quickly through it that I can't follow them!

So as I sat down to figure out iMovie, I found myself frustrated and irritated that something that once used to come so easily to me was a challenge.  I've slowly been plugging away at it and I think I have some of the basics down...enough so that I've got a 2.5 mins video to work with. It also made me realize how long it has been since I've actually learned something NEW....that's outside of my comfort zone and current abilities.

So how about you?  Do you find things harder to learn now that you're maybe a little older?  Is it just me?! I'm curious as to why this might be the case...is it because I'm not really challenging my learning brain any longer? Is it because I have less time to devote to things like this?  Is it because the technology changes so quickly and if you don't actively keep up, you're automatically behind and have to constantly relearn it? I'm curious!

I hope you all have a great week!  Can't wait to see what you link up with!!

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  1. I'm finding that I have a reluctance to learn things as I get older. I'm starting to feel like I'm not able to accomplish new things anymore. It's weird, because I know that's the furthest thing from the truth. We just have to push through, I guess.

  2. I'm finding it takes more effort to learn new things. I still want to have new experiences and try new things but it takes more energy to get out there and do it. The goal this year is to travel and experience different cultures, master photography, and write more.