I’m trying to think of something that I’ve always wanted to learn how to do and I’m not coming up with anything. Throughout my life, if there was something that interested me enough, I managed to figure out how to do it. I was never the type to just leave the topic alone if it was important enough.
Some examples would be:
I obviously took this one to heart. In high school, I started my love of computers with a data processing class and continued that education through college and continue it still today. I’ve taught myself how to build and fix computers, how to set up networks, how to automate the cleanup of a classroom of computers and so much more. I don’t know that I’ll ever stop learning more about computers as this is one of my passions.
While this isn’t a great love of mine, every year I’m learning more and more about the art of gardening. Mom and Lisa have attempted to teach me and while I stick to my tried and true flowers every year, I’m not totally incapable and have made the attempt to branch out in my skills.
When I was a kid, I wanted to make a present for Lisa. I wanted to make a stuffed clown that she could keep on her bed. Grandma Is bought me a pattern book with different clowns in it and took that opportunity to teach me how to sew. During that time, she taught me how to read a pattern, and follow the instructions, in addition to being a little creative at the same time. Those lessons still stick with me as I attempt to make other projects.
I don’t like to say I can’t do that or I don’t know how to do that. Those phrases tend to leave a sour taste in my mouth. I personally feel that there isn’t much I can’t do and if I don’t know how to do it – there’s always Google to help me figure it out!
Just this past vacation, I was at our cabin and was going to use the weed wacker to do some edging of the cabin yard. As I grabbed the weed wacker, I noticed it was out of string. There was no one available to tell me how to replace the string and I knew the project needed to be done, so I grabbed my handy dandy phone and Googled “How to replace string in a Worx weed wacker” and watched the first video that came up. Tadah!!! It worked.
I have to thank Mom for this self-sufficient attitude as I grew up with her proving time and time again that there is only one way to learn how to do something and that is to get off your butt and give it a try. If the first method doesn’t work, try the next one.
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