As a kid, I did this dorky thing almost every year on the 4th of July: I’d sit down in the family room (the perfect room for summer — all windows on two sides) and teach myself something new.
I’m not sure what that was all about, but I suspect that after a full month of summertime — and reading whatever I wanted all day long (oh my gosh… the bliss of it still hits me today) — I think I was feeling the need for some academic rigor.
So I taught myself the sign language alphabet one year. And the Greek alphabet another. And the phonetic alphabet after that (…so when I saw the title Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, I knew that wasn’t very nice language).
And this year, I learned some bloggy things. The biggest part of the day I spent learning to use the Elementor plugin for WordPress.
I reworked my About page and pre-posted a couple of upcoming posts, and then attempted to do some stuff to the header, but that didn’t work out as well.
But I learned stuff!
And it was fun. And I didn’t even say Whiskey Tango anything at any point during the process.
And then the Dear Man and I went for a stroll through our beautiful new neighborhood and looked at all the lovely old houses, and we talked history and it was so pleasantly geeky. And now here I am, writing this post and feeling excited about all the things I can do with Elementor.
And now, your friendly Independence Day dork is signing off for the week.
My fellow Americans… I hope you had a happy 4th!
What are your favorite 4th of July traditions?