Family is everything…

I used to think that I could only blog about  topics that were directly linked to computer learning.  Recently, though, I’ve decided to simply write what’s on my mind.  Those of you who choose to read it will get a better idea of who I am and how I live my life…

When I first started helping other people on their computers, I began with my mum.  We started with the basics, but when I was considering a job overseas, the topics of discussion got a bit more intense.  My mother was so sad at the thought of not being able to see me and talk to me easily that I proceeded to show her ways in which we could connect and talk, face-to-face, no matter where in the world I was.  We talked about getting her a web camera, and downloading the free Skype software that would let us see and talk to each other on our computer screens.

As it turned out, I didn’t move overseas; I’m now only three hours away and talk to my mum every Sunday.  The computer lesson topics changed a bit, but she’s still learning about how to connect – with people and information from all over the world.

Family is everything to me, and I don’t mean just the family I was born into.  To me, family refers to the people in my life who have helped to shape me into the person I am, who’ve made a difference in my life, and whom I love dearly and miss terribly when we’re apart.

My cousin was killed in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago, and my aunt is out in Alberta, three provinces away.  I talk to her fairly regularly, but really wish I could be there for her now, as she mourns the loss of her son…

Technology has given us the opportunity to connect with family and friends all over the world, whether it’s by making a telephone call or by using free software on our computers.  Please, do yourself a favour, and reach out to the people who matter to you in whatever way you can!

Family is everything…

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Kerri

Tech Educator & Consultant at KQ Consulting
Specialist in easing the fear of learning new technology through education, training and great presentations. Happy Mum, gardener, business owner and blogger/vlogger newbie.

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