Have a go . . try something new
Have a go . . . try something new.
Be brave — don't be afraid
Take a risk and do something you have never done before and see where it lead you.
What can happen?
Not a lot!
It doesn't matter if you aren't very good, the more you try, the better you become and suddenly before you know it, you are really quite good and then you are an expert!
I wanted to learn to quilt. So I gave it a go. I am no expert, but I am giving it my best and I am slowly improving. I borrowed some books from the library, I bought some second-hand and I attended a short course. I found a quilting buddy and we have been learning to together. Its been fun.
I love homemade jam and even though I had watched my parents make it as a child, I thought it might be too tricky to make it myself, so I kept putting it off. One day I decided to give it a go. I spoke with my dad (who is a jam making expert), checked out cookbooks plus the internet and made strawberry jam. It worked — and I was pretty impressed with myself and my family loved it!!
My sewing isn't great, I have a LOOONG way to go, but I am slowly getting there. Youtube and sewing blogs are great places for tips and advice and I have taught myself so much. Whilst a few things have ended up in the bin, I haven't given up. When fabric is cheap, stock up . . . you will feel less guilty about throwing away something that hasn't quite worked if the fabric is inexpensive.
Bread making not only brings me pleasure, my family enjoy it too. Try one of the no-knead bread recipes and I am sure you will be completely surprised at how easy it really is!!
Why not try:
knit a scarf for winter
sew a skirt
make a baby quilt
new recipes from different countries
planting a veggie gardening
grow flowers in summer
learning a new language
try your hand at writing short stories
painting, watercolour, drawing
book binding, paper making
the possibilities are endless, why not draw up a list and work your way through. It doesn't matter if somethings seem impossible, traveling to the moon was once laughed at!!
If you never try, you will never know if it is something you are really quite good at and perhaps it will open up a whole new world of interests for you.
Your life might weave around your husband, your children and your home . . . but like all women . . . you also need to keep your mind active and continue to learn. Learning a new hobby is a great way to do this and often your family benefit from your new skills.
DON'T GIVE UP!!!
"The expert in anything was once a beginner"