Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 62’s Topic: Change.
I have become different over the years. Well, I guess I should be more specific. After all, most people undergo some kind of personal transformation as they get older. It’s only natural.
For me, I think some aspects of my character and skill-set are becoming something else entirely. For instance, I used to be VERY GOOD at finding typos.
It sounds silly, but I was more or less a walking F7. I could see errors from all kinds of spots, from subtle things like seeing lack of extra spaces in typing or even inconsistencies in how things were written. There is more to being a competent editor (which I was at my school newspaper in college) than just spotting a spelling mistake or two, an incorrect use of a comma … etc.
You have to utilize a certain mindset to spot and recognize such errors, especially ones that look correct on the surface.
This type of editing was what I was great at, at least at one point in my life. That was five years ago when I was a budding, aspiring journalist. Those skills were fresh on my mind. But fast-forward to present day … Well, I am not going to say I have lost it, but it’s not quite the same anymore.
I still possess above-average editing in my book. It’s not as great as it was a few years ago, but rightfully so – I have shifted gears over the years. I still get annoyed as heck at typos when I spot them, but my own judgment isn’t as keen. It’s like I have become a bit of a dull blade in this regard – still sharp, but not as sharp as it could be.
Another random example that sounds completely made-up, or so I have to admit …
I used to be able to “feel” when I was spelling a word right or wrong when I am typing it out on my keyboard. It’s like the clacking sound could indicate to me if I was spelling any type of word was missing a letter or something.
That “ability” is more or less not as prevalent anymore, either. I find myself second-guessing my own spelling these days. A lot more than I would like.
I get frustrated and think to myself, “Come on! I should know how to spell this!”
It’s bothering me, but I wonder if it’s just because my mind is just so scattered.
Change is inevitable. Sometimes, this change is necessary for growth.
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction