What knowledge are you grateful for?
Lately I have been very grateful for my knowledge of sewing and graphic design. I am so grateful I was able to go to college (no matter how painful it was) and learn about something that interested me. I feel like a lot of people are afraid they’ll never find something that they really love, and I am very lucky to have found two (so far).
Learning is such an amazing gift, and I am married to someone who takes full advantage of it every day. Dallas is constantly learning and developing his skills, and it makes me feel motivated to do the same with what I’m doing.
Learning can also be a really hard thing at the start, and even after you’ve been doing something for a while. I was talking to Dallas a while ago about how I always had super creative friends who were good at drawing and hand lettering, and I was so hungry to learn more and get better at it. But whenever I tried, I felt like it wasn’t good at all and that I would never get better, so I would quit.
Graphic design is one of those things that I really love, but some days I just want to give up because I feel like it’s not good, or it’s never going to get better. But thankfully I have a cheerleader (Dallas) who isn’t going to let me quit, because he has seen my progress and knows that I am getting better.
Sewing is something that I love so much that even on days when I am SO frustrated with it, I can’t stay away from it because I am determined to get it right. I’ve been sewing for over a year now, I think (not consistently), but it now only takes me about 2.5 hours to make a shirt instead of it taking me 5-6 hours, like it did when I first started (not exaggerating).
Knowledge and learning live forever, and I am grateful for the things I have been able to learn.
What about you?