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If old dogs can learn new tricks, can I?

The struggle is real and this doesn’t even have to do with my health 😳 OR it does have to do with my health but in a different way than you might think. Most everyone that I know, when I tell them that I am in an IT Support program, look at me with a blank look on their face or if I am speaking with them on the phone the pause is long and I totally get it. I am probably the least likely person to be going in the tech field of anyone I know! Trust me, I have had the conversation with myself “Kara, what the hell?! You have issues making appointments in your Google Calendar…” This is true but I am getting better.


I have been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years, this is not the usual case with most people who go into this field and you do not massage more people as you continue in a career like this, it’s not sustainable. Given the fact that I have been dealing with a pretty serious case of cancer the last few years, I was not able to keep my business going. Since mid February, given the decrease of my tumors I felt like I needed to figure out what to do and I found this non profit program that can help me find a remote job after training me in the IT Support field, so I applied and was accepted. A part time remote job that would be less taxing on my system and still allow me to help people sounds good and even though some may feel that it is a stretch for me, I feel capable…Most days. If I could make a living off of air guitar, TikTok, a couple massages a week and pet portraits that would be amazing but until that happens (ha!) this is a direction I am going to try. I am not going to say it will be easy, this is challenging but I feel I can do it. I hope you can see that too, I promise not to lose my fun side but for the next few weeks I might be a little less so but only because I occasionally panic over learning and I don’t want to unintentionally launch missiles (War Games reference…I am THAT old) or something less scary like not being able to pass the lab that week.


Fingers crossed that I can finish what I started, I am almost half way there.


Until next time ❤️


P.S. This is me doing a TikTok video rather than studying…Pray for me 🙄





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drgenlong
drgenlong
Aug 26, 2022

Doing something new is good for you! You can totally do this. After all, you are great with customer service. You will bring something to IT support that many do not. Here is your laugh for the day. You know how you are great at dancing and being in front of people at all times, even when you have cancer? Last night I went down to the FRONT area of a neighborhood concert in the park because my friend Lisa likes to go down there and dance. I am the opposite of a good dancer. I am terrible! But I went because she wanted company. And it was fun! You know what you call someone who graduates last in her…

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Kara Muir
Kara Muir
Aug 26, 2022
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Thank you Genevieve! I am so proud of you for stepping out of your comfort level, thank you for the support, we are all fragile about something and it is good to push through that. I appreciate your words of encouragement 😘

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