Blog Prompt – Did you go to college or have vocational training – where and when?
I received my degree in Computer Science back in 1978.Â A time when computers were just coming to the surface and new horizons were just around the corner.Â I loved working on my degree and if any of you know about computers from that era, I had to use keypunch cards to write my programs.Â Instead of instantly knowing if my program worked or not, I would keypunch in each line, one card per line, and wait until the huge room size computer spit out my results.Â Usually took a few days.
I would go back, pick up my printed out version of my program and look for mistakes.Â Key punch each line over that had an error and try again.Â It would take weeks sometimes to write a program for a class.Â Times have truly changed.
I used my degree for awhile and because of the area I lived in and that I was a woman, there wasn’t jobs to be found that were of good pay.Â I wish I had stuck with it though or moved to a large city.Â I can only imagine where I would be today with my career.
But then, I would be married to the wonderful man I am married to today and I wouldn’t have my wonderful child.Â And I also wouldn’t have my own business and have wonderful digi scrap friends that I have today.Â I do use my skills to do my own websites and blogs and just about anything I want to do on the computer.
I love my computer.
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!