Learning New Skills
Remember this blanket? Well, I've unearthed the project, dusted the blanket off and resumed knitting while watching TV in the evenings. The heat wave is still going full blast outside but inside, I am blissfully in an "autumn" state of mind. Each day comes and goes and daylight is lost a tiny bit, the angle of the sun makes the heat bearable and I know cozy days are ahead of me.
This week I started a self guided photography course that I've been meaning to start for ages. I was delighted to take notes but more importantly to learn something new! My grandfather (Mom's dad) was a huge proponent of self education.
He claimed that anything could be learned with a book. I have to agree, I learned to knit through self education. I am partial to a "real" book as well. Being able to flip through pages, jump from chapter to chapter is much easier with a physical book than a digital book.
Before the days of google maps and internet, I relied of written directions to get from point A to point B. If someone drew me a map or gave me landmarks without street names, I'd groan and my anxiety would go through the roof! My spacial reasoning is lacking...
Anyways, my photography goals are simple. I'm refreshing my understanding of exposure and want to shoot more in manual mode. I've become lax and frequently set my camera to auto. I know I can be more creative than that! So yeah, I'm in learning mode and enjoying my class of one.
I'm thinking of all sorts of mini learning courses to set for myself. Cooking for two would be up on my list of challenges and expanding my food repertoire. But if you know me well, I talk about that goal often and then sit and knit. It's what knitters do.
Speaking of knitting, I have another baby girl-to-be to knit for once again for someone in at my husband's work! I do have some never ending pink yarn but I'm thinking of branching out to another color. I'll be out shopping this weekend, if I find something great. If not well I'm using pink.
What have you learned lately that is new? How do you like to learn? I'd love to know!