This is what I've been up to this week.
Last Thursday I took my first knitting class. I've wanted to learn for a long time, but knew that I wouldn't be able to teach myself. When I saw that a class was being offered through community education, I jumped to enroll. And, after my first class, I was right, there was no way that I was going to be able to figure this out on my own.
The picture above is my first attempt at a scarf. When I write "first attempt" that really means my first project, fully admitting that I unraveled the whole thing at least four times and started over again. What you see is hours and hours of work. Hopefully I can get better...and faster...and maybe learn to make something useful.
The desire to grow and learn is natural, but I have found that years can go by simply wishing for growth to materialize without making that first step and putting forth the effort. If being in a new location with little distraction in our lives is evidence of one thing, it's that the first step is ready and waiting for me. I only have to be brave enough to give it a try.