It wasn’t all that long ago that I was walking around a college campus, the future vast and wide open. I couldn’t wait to get out into the world and carve my path. My journey had many detours and ultimately, decades later, I am far from where I thought I’d be. I married, raised two children, worked in my chosen field as well as many others, and now find myself at yet another junction. My generation grew up with the beginning of television. Now we live in a generation where technology is advancing minute-to-minute. What I thought I’d be doing the rest of my life is long gone, and I’m finding myself back at square one saying “what do I want to be when I grow up”?
Given that my days are filled with being a caretaker for an elderly parent, I have some limitations as to how much I can work out of the house. I have become quite fond of this little box with the monitor on my desk, and find this my door to the world.
So, here we go – a new beginning. What I used to create on a canvas with oil, now I create with keystrokes and colors like 6666CC. What I used to sit for hours at a library for, I now peruse the libraries of the world through search engines. And, instead of long distance operators and party lines, I click a name on my little screen and my fingers can talk to as many people at once as I like.
Yes, this new beginning has possibilities! On the other hand, I’d sure wouldn’t mind finding a drive-in movie theatre again.
Robin Boyd is a graphic artist, business owner, and radio host on the Toginet.com network. Robin’s work and point of view can be found through Robin Boyd Desktop Publishing and Motherhood Incorporated.