Mon Jun 28:
I love the organic process of learning. You get up to a certain point, then you realize you need to learn more before you can move forward and it happens again and again – I know this is how it works in school and in general but when you are teaching yourself that is when it is most noticeable – at least for me. And I like when I realize I don’t know something and figuring out how to know it and actually then doing it – it all feels good.
Sometime last week I learned that if I can see how the data will look in the chart then it is easier for me to decide what goes where in the pivot areas – so now I am free from the stress of trying to figure out if a field item should be a column, row or filter or value. I pick my data, then I create my chart then I drag things about and voila! At first I was like, “Ugh! This table doesn’t look right!” But looking at what’s in the table doesn’t help me see the chart, until I SEE the chart! Now I don’t care about what the pivot table looks like – the pivot table is the engine (under the hood and under the car stuff) and the chart is the car. (actually … I don’t know if that analogy makes sense) – lol. Sorry!
A guy walks into a car dealership. “Hello! I would like to see the chassis before I decide where the parts should go.”
“Pardon me sir?!!”
“Oooh, I like this one! But how about if we put the wheels in the windows and the windshield on the roof and the transmission in the trunk and …”
“Sir! That makes no sense!”
“Don’t you worry; it will!”
Anyyay – I hope you understand what I am trying to say.
I don’t like using rulers and tape measures, I feel they are less reliable than body parts cause I’m not confident in my ability to measure properly. I rather say … this is the length of my index finger or the width of my index finger at the first knuckle. This is from my wrist to my elbow (I usually measure with my right side) and this is 15 heel to toe in my Charlie Brown Vans. When I measure things that way, I feel less stressed.
“Hey Mr. Wood Cutter Dude! I need wood!” (that’s what she said … lmao-lmao-llllmmmaaaooo …. wood!) “Three wrist to armpit by the span from the tip of my left pinky to the tip of my thumb please.”
“Mam! I required civilized measurements. You know, inches, centimeters!!
“You can measure me.” I say smiling and blinking.
“Mam this is a family friendly store.”
“But I want you to touch me!” Getting lucky at Home Depot!
Chart Sexay and knuckle up!
I been finding all these random scratches on my arms and legs, I finally figured out it’s from the wires – Today I learned if you’re not careful wires have the capacity to cause blindness. I like sharingo my progress with you – I know at first I said I would just keep going and show the finished product but it is also nice to look back and see how far I’ve come – I started my stop motion journey on Jun 20 – cool right!
🎶 Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick and I think of you. Caught up in circles, confusion is nothing new. Flashback to warm nights all left behind. Soon pain surrounds me. Time after time. … You make me so very happy. I’m so glad you came into my life. 🎶
Austin Kleon’s “Show Your Work” is great also!
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Sweet! Thanks for sharing Mary! 🙂
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