One of the joys of being a stay at home (often we get too wrapped into the negatives) is the extra time for hobbies. We have pockets of time throughout our day to try new things. This was not always the case. Two years ago we were deep into sleepless nights, potty training, and a baby with bronchiolitis. Even though life is still chaotic, crazy, and noisy the majority of the time, I have had more opportunities to craft, brush up skills, and do special outings. Here’s what I want to do…
I would like to learn to sew. Embarrassingly enough my sewing skills are limited to sewing on a button. And that is it. I NEVER learned to sew. I cannot mend anything. I do not even know where to start. But I want to try.
I want to learn to swim. Is it funny that I watch my oldest in swimming lessons joyously swimming with her kickboard and I want to jump in and learn too? I can swim enough to keep from drowning in a pool. I can barely swim more than a lap and my form is completely off.
I want to do some public speaking. The whole idea of speaking in a front of a crowd does not intimidate me. But once I get up there, I fumble my words. Or I read my notes too closely. Or my nerves get to me. As a kid I always wanted to be youth group retreat speaker or conference speaker.
What things would you like to try?