Just Hanging Out…

Lately…Bertha…has been pushing me…to try something new…well…not just Jane Carrollanything…she’s been pushing me towards…Google Hangouts…and I have to admit…the idea excited me…making my own little videos…all about…Bertha…of course…sounded like a lot of fun…

Only problem was…I didn’t have a clue how to do that…so…I did what I do best…I Googled it…and found a lot of information…but I was still trying to figure out exactly how to do it…so I was doing more research before I got started…

The only thing about it…the more research I tend to do…the less excited I get…and…Bertha…knows this…I’ll start out so excited…but after a week or so of checking it out…my excitement is gone…and…I usually don’t get it done…

So…knowing this…yesterday afternoon…she gave me a huge shove…in front of the computer…and clicked…record

I didn’t have a script…I didn’t have a plan…but…I sat there…and I recorded my first Google Hangout…now…I did have a little safety net…I did it as private…so I could delete it if it was absolutely horrible…

But…while it isn’t as good as I hope they will become…I was proud of my first effort…and now…I have the confidence to do the next one for real…

Bertha…says it reminds her of a lot of things in my life…there’s a time to stop…overthinking things and take action…because…the longer I think about it…the more nervous and uncertain I become…there’s a fine line between figuring it out and doing it…

And…she adds…sometimes…doing it is the best way of figuring it out…

Jane

PS…Here’s the link if you’d like to watch my…Testing the Waters…hangout

Don’t Beet Me…

This morning…Bertha…seems bound and determined to…beet…me…

That’s right…seems that she’s sending me…beet…messages…via email and Twitter…I’m sure there’s one on Facebook too…I just haven’t looked…

Interestingly…beets are not my favorite food…actually…they don’t even make the list of foods that I enjoy…I did try some a couple of years ago in a smoothie…and…they were pretty good…well…the cherries and raspberries hid the flavor pretty well…

So…what’s up with the beets this morning…I’m not sure…but I printed out a recipe for Borscht…so…I guess I will be finding out…and…hopefully I will enjoy it since it’s supposed to be very healthy…

Bertha…says it’s a lot like my life…it’s easy to totally discount something that I didn’t enjoy years ago…and never try it again…when…in truth…I’m not the same person at all…

Hmmm…

Jane