My frustration is mounting.
The tension between myself and my Macbook is palpable.
The air is thick and my forehead is sticky with sweat. I contemplate the consequences of chucking the computer out the second story window where I am working.
Shit just got real.
Ok, let’s back up a bit and I’ll cut some of the theatrics though that is a pretty accurate portrayal of how I am feeling right now.
I’m trying to learn Photoshop. Dun Dun Duhhhn.
I’m not taking a class, though I did purchase A Beautiful Mess’s Photoshop for Bloggers Ecourse. For the most part however, I’ve been trying to teach myself with online tutorials as I go.
I get it - Photoshop is not that hard of a program. I’ve actually learned quite a bit on my own [don’t know if you could tell or not, but I recently learned how to make confetti…and I went a little crazy with it here].
Many, many, many people use it daily and effortlessly.
And just knowing that makes me all the more frustrated.
I dream in a fashion that’s always twelve steps deeper into the program than my abilities currently go. It drives me up a wall and has begun to threaten my delicate relationship with my computer.
Here’s the secondary reason why I am frustrated.
At the beginning of last month I sat down to sketch out my goals for Everyday Enthusiastic in 2015. At the top of the list was – Increase postings per week. I had planned to begin posting twice a week starting 6 days ago and yet, here I am, stalled at a wall where my great post idea is halted [yet again] by my own Photoshop limitations [and the time it may take for me to master those skills].
So I guess the big question is why haven’t I sat down and actually completed the Beautiful Mess course.
Honestly, I don’t know. Too busy? Too lazy? Too on-to-the-next-thing?
The course seems great so far, so I really have no good reason.
But here’s my point. I need to sit down and do it start to finish.
Photoshop is an important application in the path towards blogging greatness. It’s foundational. It’s fundamental. I need to take the time to learn it even if that means the blog goes post-less for a week [that seemed like a much bigger deal in my head than it actually does on paper. typical.]
So bid me farewell as I leap feet first into the world of Adobe, not to return until I have mastered and enslaved the great beast [again with the theatrics – sorry].
Au revoir, my dears!
This post appeared first on Everyday Enthusiastic. All ideas in this post are of my own opinions including mention of companies and/or affiliate sites. No sponsorships were involved in the creation of this post. Photographs taken by Meredith Wheeler using the Macbook camera and changed to black and white with iPhoto [not Photoshop - wouldn't that have been shitty?!?]. ;)