“Intrinsic” is my own self-directed learning project and I promised to share my learning experience related to it.
“Musing Aloud” posts feature a video sneak-preview of a profile I’m at work on.
It’s five degrees farenheit in North Lake Tahoe and I’m sitting in bed at a has been hotel with a partial view of the lake and majestic snow-capped mountains in the distance.
I’m drinking a beverage that’s supposedly coffee and trying to upload my first test video I took of myself (play it above) using my new iPhone 5 that I got for my forty-sixth birthday. The High Definition video camera on the phone; its ability to take great photos; as well its practical phone, GPS, and internet connection will serve me well. In my mind’s eye, I am now a Producer, a Writer, as well an Interpretive Specialist. Sounds like bullshit, but this reframing feels as good as dressing up, and I figure if I’m doing those things, that’s what I am.
Although I would prefer having someone teach me how to use my new technology while I write it down (my favorite way to learn), I don’t have that option. I’m on my own. My progress has been slow, however, when I managed to troubleshoot why my video wouldn’t play after hours of reading, I felt empowered!
When something on my WordPress blog isn’t working correctly, I perceive it as a challenge and part of a process. I’ve had to change my attitude about reading tutorials too. There is no other way to figure out my questions about my custom domain, a program I’m using called VideoPress, and the features related to this custom theme “Watson” without reading tutorials.
If you’ve signed up to follow my progress here, I’m giving you a big virtual hug and a “mean-it” thank you! BTW, what’s your passion these days?