Although I love the sentiment behind the notion that if you conceive of an idea and believe in it, you can achieve it, putting it into practice is another matter entirely.
There are many things I’ve been attempting to do lately that I believe are possible. I’m just not sure they are possible for me. Take this whole video making business.
The software and other equipment involved in making cutting edge videos, tantalizing trailers, and professional promos seems to be widely available and easily accessible to the tech savvy segment of the population. I am not yet part of that population.
It’s not because I don’t want to be. When I attended the Blogher conference in San Jose a few years ago and was called a girl geek, I was secretly thrilled. While some guys might go to Jared or Tiffany’s to win the affection of their spouse, my guy goes to Best Buy and brings me home a MacBook Pro (another technological leap for this perpetual PC user).
I have the enthusiasm. I have a quirky kind of intellect. I even have the tools. At this point I just can’t figure out how to make all these things come together in real life the way they do in my imagination.
But I will not give up. I am determined to figure this out. I vow to stay curious and open to new ways of doing what I love – even when I feel like I will never get the hang of it.
It took me 3 weeks to make this 3 minute video. I have 4 more in the wings, waiting for me to learn the technological wizardry required to resurrect them from the scrap heap.
As frustrating as it seems when I’m in the midst of any learning curve, when I emerge on the other side, I am ecstatic.
So to celebrate this small victory, I’ll share the next episode of A Penny For Your Thoughts with you. I’d love for you to share your struggles – and especially your small victories – with me in the comments below.
Click here and it shall be revealed….