Monday, June 4, 2018

Changing My Life #OpenBook Blog Hop





If you could change one thing in your life and not have it affect you negatively later, what would you pick?

Let me start by saying I'd be afraid to change anything, despite the disclaimer about not affecting me negatively later. What's the saying- for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction? Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's true. But for the sake of this blog, I'll set that feeling aside.

If you've read my bio, you know I'm a computer geek. It's my job. I won't bore you with the technical details, but between my job and writing, I spend far too much time staring at a computer screen. And I wouldn't change that.

So, what would I change? I'd figure out a way to get started in the computer field sooner. I was no spring chicken when I touched my first keyboard. Heck, I'm old enough that in high school, there was no such thing as keyboarding. Kids took typing classes back then.

And the test they gave predicting what field we should study didn't even include a category for computers. I forget what the score suggested I make a career in, but it didn't happen. Of course, personal computers didn't exist back then, but computers were mainstream for big business.  Good programmers were sought after. But I have no desire to be a programmer.

Move ahead a few years, when personal computers started to hit the market and servers no longer filled entire rooms. That's when I wished I gotten started. Before the dot.com boom. (I came in at the end of that era.) Of course, with my extra knowledge, I would have bought stock in technology companies while it was still cheap.

What would my life look like now if that had happened? I hate to even think about it. I have a pretty darn good job now and I wouldn't want to mess it up. Or all the other good things in my life.

Now, let's go find out what  the other authors would change.

June 4, 2018
If you could change one thing in your life and not have it affect you negatively later, what would you pick?

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