Thursday, October 3, 2013

New projects, New me

Reading all these other blogs has made me realize I need to start taking advantage of my time and take on some new projects.  Things I have been putting off learning how to do for a variety of reasons/excuses/laziness!  Things that are purely selfish....but in an indirect way will be enjoyed by everyone.

The first is sewing.  My mother and sister both know how to sew and my mom used to make her own clothing.  I am so jealous, I can't even hem a pair of pants.  It's really bad!  I was able to mend my son's pants and sew on some patches but I mean  really sewing with a machine and patterns (I think that's what they're called).  Luckily, for me, my sister gave me a sewing machine last year.  My girlfriend mentioned that Joanne's has a class and guess who's signing up?!  I will have to let you know how that goes.

Next up is photography.  I truly enjoy looking at images and took a photography class in high school.  It was so cool developing the film and learning how to get the shot that I wanted.  However, priorities changed and truthfully I didn't focus enough on it to be as good as I believe I can be.  So, thanks to my birthday present from my awesome hubby about 5 years ago, I will be getting lots of practice in with my Nikon D50.  Obviously, a class would be helpful but I don't have the time and I think just getting out and shooting will do wonders.

Lastly, and this is the biggest task is redesigning our home.  I am a late bloomer in the self-discovery area.  It has taken me a long time to be cool with myself and not be so concerned with what others think about what I am doing, or wearing or whom I'm hanging with.  I mention that because I think that your home should represent who you are as an individual and I don't feel that mine does.  Mostly, because I am still figuring out who I am, what I like, my interests and taking time to learn new crafts.  So, this project will be ongoing.  But, occasionally I will post little changes we make!

Do you have any new projects you are looking forward to starting?