C was at one point going to be about caffeine. I only got into coffee maybe three years ago, previously I would drink it but only one cup a day and I didn’t particularly like the taste much. Now to keep me awake and warm at work, some days I drink three or four cups.
Anyway, that is not what C is for. I decided I would make C stand for Computers. At school I wanted to be a veterinary nurse as I loved animals. I went to the vet that we used for our pets at the time for my work experience. They did not usually take work experience pupils but let me go. It was okay but I didn’t like the vet, he wasn’t that nice to me, and I guess I just decided perhaps it wasn’t the career choice for me. There was also the issue where I was not very good at biology and chemistry, subjects which you needed good grades on. I applied for an animal college course and was accepted, but you had to stay on the grounds and me being my shy self was scared by this, and for some reason (i’m not sure why) I ended up applying for computer courses. Three years later I had an honours degree and my first job. Seven years afterwards, I am still in that same job. My degree was programming but this is not what I do at my job. All that knowledge has been wasted and I do technical support. Something I was over qualified for but was happy to get a job. There are times that I wonder why I didn’t move on and go somewhere else, somewhere that my skills could be used, but I guess I have just became stuck in a routine. A rut. Perhaps this will be me until retirement. Do I enjoy it? Some days.
All day I sit at a computer, then at nights I sit at a laptop. At nights, I love my computer. Going on Tumblr, checking my emails, seeing what’s happening on Twitter. Also writing, making gifs and videos, reading fanfic. But at work, I don’t know if I can say the same.
So C is for Computers. A large part of my life. Not always for the best. But always present.