Whoo hoo - - - someone wants to know more about me. How fun is this!?!
Well, I grew up in Riverdale, Utah with my family of 11. I being the 7th child had many adventures and was taught well how to work. Since then I've often been called a hard worker which I guess is part of the reason I enjoy doing so much in addition to raising my 4 amazing children. I go by the title MOM - which from my children means the world, but to everyone else it is defined as "Master of Multimedia". My husband is a web designer and after living with him and trying to understand him for 4 years it finally clicked and I was able to design my own web page. That was a great day, to finally understand. It felt as though everything he said would hit me in the forehead and fly right over, but I continued trying and now I've developed a new talent. Now 15 years later and I'm offering my own services to others; and I love it too!!!
I always had an interest in computers. My dad bought our first computer when I was probably 7 years old. I remember being so excited about it and the games he bought for it. I explored a bit and learned a lot about DOS and Windows, but I was still a bit reserved to test certain features so I watched my neighbor when we'd call him over to fix our computer. I'd ask him all kinds of questions and he taught me a lot. From there I took a computer class in high school (C++) man that stunk! I passed the class, but I couldn't write anything on my own. I was only able to copy what was in the book and because I pay careful attention to detail it seemed to work.
So when I met my husband and he said he wanted to do webdesign I was supportive but unsure why he'd choose such. I totally thought it was gonna be more C++. I wanted to understand him, and everything that matters to him, so I sat by him as he worked and would ask more questions and eventually it started to make sense. It started with Photoshop. I started with learning how to copy & paste, and then how to add text to an image... then I learned how to edit the picture, and apply filters etc.
After Photoshop, we played in Adobe Premiere a bit learning how to take those pictures and automate them into a slideshow video. Then learned how to put those pictures to music and eventually into Adobe Encore to author it to a dvd. It's been quite the learning curve, and I've tried to apply myself everywhere I can, but I must say that learning how to develop websites in HTML & CSS has been a favorite. My first efforts were in HTML, but then I ventured to Flash. I made a few websites in flash before migrating back to HTML. While my husband does pretty amazing custom work with websites, I prefer to do small mom & pop shop websites. I like to help the small businesses get going, and I've studied quite a bit to be able to do that!
I decided to get a descent camera when I took the kids to get pictures and only walked away with two shots in different sizes, but there were so many cute pictures. I was sad I couldn't afford to get more of the pictures, and decided others have probably felt the same and I could help. If I could learn how to take a descent picture then I could help all those families that can't afford an arm and a leg for a picture. I've had LOTS of practice since! I try to keep my costs reasonable, but I'm happy to work with anyone that has a need.
I have recently been studying health and physical fitness in an effort to better myself and my family, but also to be able to help teach and take care of others where possible. It's been an amazing learning adventure and I'm grateful for what I've learned. I've Certified as a Foot Zone Therapist which I am super excited about. Learning about Foot Zoning and the incredible benefits it is to the body has been awesome. I am so grateful to have the skill to help people identify any areas of issue, and address the needs of the body in a comfortable and non-invasive manner. I'd love to share what I've learned with anyone interested; or even help others get certified.
In addition to these favorites, there are many other things I enjoy doing. I'll put several on here, but if you think there's something I may be interested in and you don't see it on here already - send me an email. It seems as though there's this really big world full of knowledge and I am only just beginning to truly get out there and see it for what it truly is. I love every bit of learning I am blessed to have, and I praise God with all my heart for the abundance of blessings and knowledge he's given me. Hallelujah!!!