I guess I should technically be saying good evening because, providing this post doesn’t accidentally go up a few hours early and send me into a panic (which has happened on more occasions than I can count), it should be around around 5 PM when you’re reading this.
Let’s start this over then.
I am writing to you on a rather wonderful day weather-wise. And I am not saying sarcastically. Reading it back, I know it sounds that way, but really it is absolutely GLORIOUS outside at the moment.
That sounds sarcastic, too, doesn’t it? Oh well.
ANYWAY, because it’s so magnificent outside right now, I feel like sitting by an open window and allowing the sun to illuminate the room as I write a new blog post. This is, like, my ideal
afternoon evening, guys. And as a result, I am in such a great mood.
Today we are going to be doing something a little different. Instead of sharing tips or ideas about things I know a lot about, I thought I would explore some things I don’t know much about. Things I would like to know more about.
I got inspired to write this post after perusing a catalog of crafty/artsy classes offered at my local craft store. Is it just me, or do you ever feel the sudden, unrelenting urge to learn a new skill? IDK why, but every now and then I feel compelled to start watching instructional YouTube videos and reading lots of DIY blog posts, determined to become a skilled painter or chef (for all of five minutes, of course). SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO’S LIKE THIS.
Well, these are some of the things I would eventually love to learn to do. Hopefully I can look back on this as a reference of sorts the next time I get into one of these moods.
#1: LEARN TO DRAW
I am not an artist. Like, at all. So, naturally, I would love to learn how to draw at some point. I realize my lack of skill will probably make it difficult (if not impossible) to become good at drawing in general. But if I could learn to draw one or two things, like flowers or animals, I think that would be pretty cool.
#2 LEARN TO KNIT
Remember that class catalog I was talking about up above? Knitting was actually the reason I was browsing those courses in the first place. I am really fascinated by the idea of being able to create something with yarn. And I feel like knitting would be a great activity to be able to do when I am sitting at home and wanting something to do with my hands. I am not sure how difficult it would be, but I guess I will have to find out.
#3 LEARN TO SEW
Keep in the same vein as knitting, I would also like to up my sewing skills. As a kid, I used to know the basics about sewing. However, it has been years since I have even attempted to sew something. Ultimately, I feel like this skill would come in handy when I need to hem something, which is basically all the time when you’re short.
#4 LEARN TO DECORATE CAKES
Whenever I am on Pinterest, I end up stumbling upon about a million gorgeously decorated desserts, particularly cakes. And I think it would be fun to be able to make some of them myself. This is definitely a skill I would like to pick up.
#5 LEARN TO JUGGLE
Because honestly who doesn’t want to learn to juggle?
#5 LEARN MORE ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP SKILLS
Now I don’t own Photoshop, nor do I use it frequently. However, I have tried it out in the past and at some point I would love to have the chance to develop my knowledge of it. Photoshop is such a cool software, and I think it would be useful to know how to work it a little better.
#6 LEARN TO SOLVE A RUBIK’S CUBE
This is one of those skills that won’t help me in the grand scheme of things, but I still would like to learn it. One of these days, I am just going to sit down and spend the afternoon figuring out how to solve a Rubik’s cube.
#7 LEARN MORE ABOUT WEBSITE DESIGN
Overall, I just think this would be a good skill to have as a blogger. Since I have a website, I think it would be great to know more about the mechanics about it.
#8 LEARN TO DIY
In general, I am not the best at DIYing anything. I have tried some ideas and hacks in the past, but I have rarely been able to make something myself that I have been proud enough of to keep and use regularly. That being said, I would like to become better at DIYs. I highly doubt I will ever attain Pinterest-level skills, but I would like to at least improve.
Those are just some of those things that I would like to learn! I hope you enjoyed reading that you’ve been having a wonderful day thus far.
What are some skills you would like to learn?