So, I’ve been working furiously on my portfolio site for days. It helps that I’m stuck at home with a sick kid (…and before you feel too sorry for her, it’s one of those things where she has a 100 degree fever and feels FINE, but I can’t send her to school due to those school “guidelines” which I totally support except, of course, when it’s MY kid home…) 🙂
I am actually a pretty “technology” proficient kind of girl… In my house, it’s me who takes care of the computers, phones, TV, DVR… (basically if it’s got a plug I usually end up dealing with it). So, in other words, I’m not one of those people who wakes up one day to find that their internet is down and calls 911. So why the hell does it take 243 people to get my frickin’ portfolio site up?
Of course I’m exaggerating. But anytime it takes more than just little old me to do something, I get annoyed. My mother-in-law, Amy (my biggest blog fan and also a therapist) would probably at this point like to interject that the reason for this is that I’m a control freak. She, of course, would never say that to me knowing that it would break my heart to find out she doesn’t really think that I’m completely awesome. Heck, I know I’m a control freak. But I would argue that many successful business people are, in fact, control freaks. Think about what it takes to have a business, let alone a SUCCESSFUL business. Anyway, I digress…
…my portfolio site should (in theory) be up in a few days. But I have to say when I look around at the millions of people with websites, I am once again humbled by the sheer amount of information that I DON’T know. I feel this incredible urge to spend some time trying to learn about DNS servers and FTP interfaces, but as someone recently reminded me, you can’t be an expert at everything. And really, the only reason why I even want to know this stuff is so that I don’t have to waste time asking for help from other people. Nice theory, right? But, what would I do if everyone out there decided to become really good at photography? I’d be out of a job, of course.
So…. I’m going to have to rely on strangers who know a whole lot more than I do. And while that might annoy me and aggravate that control-freak streak I’ve got going, I know in the end it will make my life a lot easier. And Amy doesn’t have to break my heart (at least not yet…). 🙂