ACCEPTING CHANGE !! 「あぜりあ」本八幡・西船橋・津田沼・佐倉
TO MY FOREVER SPECIAL READERS IN JAPAN !!
Hey! It is I once again, your Mary Ann-san with my newest Blog for you to read and enjoy. It is a beautiful day here in Hilo as I write this note and the Blog for you. It makes me wonder if Winter is over already? Perhaps with the climate changing we will get an early Spring—which indeed brings me to my Blog. Happy Reading Everyone!
BLOG : # 42: ACCEPTING CHANGE !!
To begin and as this New Year of 2018 moves swiftly along, should I ask at this point as time is already chomping away at the Calendar Days, did any of you make any New Years Resolutions?
You know what I mean, or at least I hope you do. Like: I am going to lose some weight this year. Or, I am going to eat better, or I am going to do this or that, maybe quit smoking? Maybe you have your own.
As for me, your Mary Ann-san, I used to make the resolutions. But I did not this year. My New Years Day came and went and I did not make any “Oh….I promise to’s”. At least none that were spoken aloud that everyone could hear.
But now, as I look around my apartment and think about what people have said to me as last year was coming to its sweet annual close, maybe I should have made at least one.
I didn’t you know. Make any.
And then again………maybe I did.
A secret and silent one that is slowly being accomplished whether I am ready take it on and feel it down deep or not. This secret one is not at all like the others I mentioned to you My Readers and written above for you to see and read.
This is a different one for which I have to open my heart and soul to you all. And for me, this is a very hard thing for your dear, sweet, little Mary Ann-san to have to admit. But admit it I shall to you all whom I love most dearly. My Friends, and My Readers.
Your sweet little adorable and dear little Mary Ann-san has great trouble accepting Change. No My Darlings, I do not mean Change as in Coinage. Money change. I mean the other kind of change. The Change kind of Change that will supposedly make things better for you down the road and be helpful to you.
You see My Darlings, accepting Change of any kind, is hard for me because I come from a time and era when there were no touch-tone press the button telephones, just dial ones. No computers.
I did all my Homework Assignments and wrote all my letters by way of long-hand. My stories too. Then the manual typewriter came in. This was followed by the electric typewriter which I was NOT overly fond of to say the least. To this day, I prefer the manual typewriter over the electric one, thank you very much.
I grew up with television though and as a girl-child on the Mainland USA, was one of the first residents on my block whose family owned a COLOR television set.
I was first introduced to the computer in 2002. It was a time when I was helping tutor children from other countries in their school work. And I was in my young lady friends office at the time when she introduced me to it asking me at first if I knew what it was. I did. I knew it was a computer but at the time knew nothing of what it could do at that time.
Said she of me: Can you type?
I replied: Can I type? I go back as far as the manual typewriter. Yes. I can type. But what does THAT have to do with THIS? (Computer).
She said: Type your name.
I did. Then she said for me to type something else. I was now a bit doubtful at this point. What if I make a mistake? It’s not like I can pick up an eraser and erase the mistake off the screen. My friend explained that the computer corrects the mistake for me. My reaction to this was of course : NO WAY. But of course she proved it to me with a YES WAY and showing me how.
Now little did I know, the next thing that happened, would change me for the next several years cause it is still going on.
My friend said : Write something.
My answer: What?
She repeated what she said.
And so I did.
That day that all this took place was 4 November 2002.
THE DAY I BEGAN WRITING MY NOVEL. (that I am still working on by the way).
Another new thing that I was introduced to just two years ago was THE KINDLE READER and the reading of e-books.
Well, I had this KINDLE thing for a year before I even attempted to use it. I LOVE to read as anyone knows who knows me at all, knows and I am used to reading my books the old fashioned way. As in, I hold the book in my hand and turn the pages and just utterly enjoy it. So in my HOME LIBRARY I have tons of books and I do mean tons. Many of which I have not read yet. As for my KINDLE READER which I am now just getting used to, I have a total of 3 books in it but there will be more soon.
So, as you can see, I am. SLOWLY, beginning to accept the idea of Accepting Change.
Will there be other hard to accept changes for me in the near future and will I be able to accept them?
As you can see, My Dear Readers and Friends, I am trying.
So, wish me LUCK !!
Your : Mary Ann-san