Maybe TECHIE is not the appropriate term as I am not the geeky-techie type. How would you say “someone who understands some techie stuff” in a term?
Remembering my college years, my friend, Teejay, would always tease me to shift courses from Business/IT to purely IT. He says my brain can be put to better use if I take up purely IT. But I was too chicken and the thought of having so many Math subjects scares me. (I did not know I will encounter worse in my Business/IT course as we were given five Accounting subjects!)
After college, my techie-know-how was slightly pushed on the side as I applied for a Technical Writer position in the same team where I had my internship. Gone are the days when I created use cases and rationalized databases. But I learned what computer viruses are, how to manually remove them, manually update an anti-virus protection and the likes. I gained technical-know-how for a certain brand. But now that I am no longer connected with that brand, I have nowhere to use that knowledge.
Which makes me think of studying again. Maybe I should start learning WordPress, which is the main tool I have been using for almost two years now. Maybe I should re-learn database and apply for a work-at-home position online. Maybe there are also companies outsourcing citrix monitoring to home-based people like me and that it is another area I can learn. Or maybe, I can do SEO, which is one of the most in demand work online.
Now that I have written those, the possibilities is vast. Maybe I should internalize first what I really want to do. Then act on it little by little. Pray for me that I will not be chicken anymore to take on these techie challenges as these are the things that make me happy.