I’m not a technical person. I think Math got “hard” for me in seventh grade. Yeah. That’s when I got my first C on a progress report. “You can come in for study sessions,” said my Algebra teacher when I went to him crying about what I assumed was a mistake made in the printing of my report.
He said it wasn’t mistake and proceeded to show me how I got the grade I got. It was then, I think, that I shunned Math and numbers as my enemy. I shunned Math and slumped/slouched/curled deeper into the things that came easy for me, or words and sentences and serial commas.
In college, I majored in English. I was the only one of my friends to make such a “risky” move. Everyone else I knew had majors that bespoke of the kinds of money they’d get upon graduating from college, or Engineering or Math or Finance. Me, me, I took the eccentric route and did English because I wanted to write. But for anyone who’s been an English major knows, English majors do not just write, mainly they read… a lot.
But this all is not the point of this post. This post is the one where I complain about having to be a html coder for my other blog. I like designing things and doing fun stuff like creating pretty pictures, but it’s the other more technical side of things that frustrates me. So, I write this annoyed, annoyed that I can’t figure out the right code/plugin/scripts to get something to work on my blog. Waaah! That was a baby waah. Or is it wahhhh. No, I think it’s Waaaaaaah.
*sigh. That’s all.
Are you really good at some topics and not so great at others? Did your major in college follow your natural talents or something else?