A Lesson in Patience

Last Update: April 11, 2014

Earlier this week, I truly learned a lesson in patience. Since I have launched my website on WA, I have been learning how to film and edit videos to enhance my site. It was a suggestion from a fellow WA member, and I am so grateful that he advised me on this. So far I have been doing OK with filming, editing and uploading; but this week I hit a terrible snag.

Awww...What happened?

Last Saturday, I filmed two videos, not realizing that I did so in HD. I didn't even know that I could film in HD. I went through the process of importing my footage, editing it, and even adding music. When I got to the point of converting it over to YouTube format, I found out that Windows Live Movie Maker would not accept my project. Why? Because it was in HD.

I was frustrated, but did not want to forfeit my work. I read about different solutions, and kept trying to convert it. This caused my computer to crash several times, and I thought that I would not be able to use the video at all. This went on for two days. I was just about to give up, when I came up with a solution.

Good for you! Keep going...

I decided to start over. I still had the original unedited footage, so why not start the editing process all over again? I learned that if I made two five minute HD videos, instead of one ten minute HD video; that I could upload my project. This was not what I planned on doing in the beginning, but it worked out in the end. It is on my blog right now.

And the lesson?

I'm happy that I stuck with it through my frustration, and reached my goal. I think that that is what this WA journey is all about. Learning, working for what I want, and reaching my goal in the end. The lessons along the way are certainly worth learning.

Keep pressing guys,

Meghan

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bap0304 Premium
Perseverance and patience!
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Fourtuna Premium
Great going keep up the good work. Regards Alan
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GrayM Premium
Thanks, Alan.
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KatieMac Premium
Well done to you, it is frustrating when things do not go as smooth as we would like, wish you every success with it
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GrayM Premium
Thank you, Katie.
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donjake Premium
The old saying that patience is a virtue is very true Meghan and mixed with faith it makes you a winner. Thanks for sharing.
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GrayM Premium
Thanks, Don.
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msdj8163 Premium
Meghan, glad you stuck with it. Mine was a video issue as well. I stuck with it and found out how to solve the issue. Now I know what I am doing so the process goes fast. Thanks for sharing. Debbie
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GrayM Premium
Thanks, Debbie. I'm glad that you got your issue resolved as well.
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