ICT Procrastinationitis

I\’m extremely cross with the Financial Hack at the moment – he\’s been taking the piss out of me because I promised to learn how to use WordPress properly and Paypal and all that some time ago. He alleges it was around July 2011. And although I\’ve slowly done a few things – hello, Paypal button! Hello extra pages! – these in fact amount to diddleysquat (ie more than F.A. but definitely less than a hill of beans).
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What makes me particularly annoyed with him is that he\’s right. I have been utterly wet about it. Last year I actually made a New Year\’s resolution to get better at and comfortable with ICT. I did a brilliant course at Link into Learning at my local library which was pretty much tailor-made for evening-out the large gaps between the bits of computing I was familiar with (email, word processing) and the bits I wasn\’t – (websites, research and buying stuff online). However.
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It wasn\’t enough. Now I have to get really good at doing it because I can\’t bear to hand over large wads of cash to other people to do things just because they know more than I do.
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Yes, I\’m fully aware that this post is actually more procrastination. OK, all right. I\’m doing it now. I am. Honest.
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Tomorrow (or whenever) I will explain why ICT is so hard for me.

Got It!

I passed my grading, hooray! I now hold a third dan black belt in ITF Taekwondo and I\’m PROUD even though I\’m typing this one-handed because my left arm\’s in plaster.
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You have to understand the background. At school I was utterly rubbish at all sport.I couldn\’t catch, throw or hit a ball. I couldn\’t run or jump or do gymnastics or swim fast. I was the one hiding in the bogs with my feet up, reading SF magazines (thankyou Analog Science Fiction and Fact) until the ghastly games mistress came and shouted at me. The only sport I liked was fencing, though the instructor was an old letch (predictable really, at a girls\’ school in the days before political correctness). I wasn\’t very good at it but I liked the fighting.
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Probably today I would be diagnosed as dyspraxic and get all sorts of Help.
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Back then I got shouted or laughed at.
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So when I found martial arts it was a revelation – here was something I could do. It didn\’t involve any kind of ball – no kicking below the belt for instance. And it was fine to be aggressive and love fighting.
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Not that I was any good at it when I started, but the way Taekwondo is taught helped a lot and thanks to some very good instructors I\’m probably better at sport now than I ever was in my teens.
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So thankyou Taekwondo and all my instructors.
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And by the way, I\’m over 50 now and I can kick at my head height. I bet all the sporty girlies who used to laugh at my terrible netball passing can\’t do that any more.