Well, who would have thought . . . I am coming out of retirement to run Tech Talk workshops for Literacy for Life through fall and winter and maybe into spring. Here's why.
Last year I decided to retire from a committed schedule to work and informed Literacy for Life that I would no longer be available for Tech Talk workshops. I knew I would probably continue to do something but wanted flexibility on my time to allow for travel. I had big plans for travel in 2020. Obviously, COVID-19 put a stop to those plans.
Just after I retired, Literacy for Life announced it was closing it's doors due to funding issues. A great loss to all Foothills County communities and a sad day. However, they made a decision not to close the door entirely and have now found a way to recreate themselves and offer modified programming. Due to the pandemic, most of the programming being offered will be in an online format. As I won't be going too far too soon, I have offered my services to help them with their transition. So, I will be hosting some of the Tech Talk Online workshops this fall.
Exciting and nerve wracking at the same time! I'm sure many people will be uncertain about online classes, but we are working hard to make this virtual class as fun and interactive as it is in person. It's a learning curve for sure. One we hope you will join us on.
To find out more, call Literacy for Life at 403-652-5090 or better yet, go to LitforLife.com to register. I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and some new ones!
The wonders of technology. I recently received a request for some technology tutoring. With a recent return to Canada I am currently in quarantine due to COVID-19 regulations and we have social distancing in place here in Alberta, So, I wasn't sure that I would be able to. However, ZOOM!
I just completed the first session and it worked so well I think I will be able to offer the occasional tutoring sessions remotely which makes it much more viable financially for me and and potential clients. I'm even thinking how I can do a Tech Cafe similar to the Tech Talk Cafes we used to do in High River and Okotoks. Stay tuned for developments on this front!
I am now ready to take my website in a more personal direction. At this point, I'm really not too sure what that's going to look like but decided it was time to get things moving. My goal will be to post something weekly, but I am notoriously bad at sticking to a schedule, so we will see how that pans out.
Today I made a final decision to act on something that I've been considering for some time. I deactivated my Facebook account. To anyone reading this that might think it's personal to them, please be assured that this is a decision personal to ME. I don't intend to dissect this any further but feel very relieved to be out of the eternal social media loop. That, in part, is why I decided to reopen my website. There are many people that I still would like to connect with and am hoping this platform might be more direct and personal. However, I will not tolerate any comments that veer off the topic at hand or that might be perceived as cyber-bullying. They will be deleted.