Thankful Thursday: What Beckie is thankful for this week Â ...I'm thankful for Computers! All my life I wanted to be a secretary--ever since I knew what the word meant. My dad was a businessman and he had a secretary. We had discussed it (I was probably 6 or 7) and decided when I finished school I would be his secretary!
Throughout high school I took all the secretarial courses they offered and did well in them (little pride peeking through). Way back then, we had manual typewriters and we used carbon paper!
After high school, I went on to business school and took more advanced secretarial courses...still using manual typewriters. Unfortunately during my first year, my dad died.
Eventually, I went to work for a lawyer and had my first electric typewriter (finally). Of course, we had to make so many copies and were still using carbon paper. UGH!
Once I married, we decided I would stay home to raise our children. When the girls were older, it became necessary to go to work again and I went to work for another attorney. There in front of me was my first computer! Never having been trained it became quite a challenge, but I was determined and eventually conquered it.
Today I wouldn't dream of not having one. Although I'm not in the workforce now, I use mine for everything! I do volunteer work and use it there as well as doing PowerPoint presentations for church.