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Monday, January 21, 2013

Is This It?!

Photo by zacchaeus
I had an epiphany the other day.  I was thinking about what I wanted to learn this year, and it struck me, as a question:  Is this my mid-life crisis?  Am I taking classes instead of buying a new car and getting nipped and tucked?  Or, am I getting back to what I love after taking a break?
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I am currently taking drumming lessons, which is a blast.  Music has been a part of my life since I was little, so, although the drum never was (save for the pencil-and-table solo during a random Journey song), it's still music.  Will I keep going until I have knowledge and abilities on a wall full of percussion instruments?  Well, I'd be the coolest mid-lifer in town, wouldn't I?  Mouth Harp, anyone?  Skills, y'all.

Next on the agenda is a whole array of lessons:  sewing, jewelry-making, drawing (something I'm fairly good at, from a historical point of view), photography, welding, sculpture, etc.  All of these things will perhaps turn me into a busy little mama, and that's great, because I currently feel like I'm not doing anything.  I don't know that I would expect fame and fortune from learning to sew, but I want to channel my creativity -- and I do have it.

What are some of the things you want to learn right now?


  1. Yup, I'm taking drumming lessons too. Hoping to beat out the mid-life frustrations!

  2. Great post, Heather! I love some of your craft-learning ideas!
    I think I'd like to learn (or get re-acquainted with)............photography, drawing, Reiki healing sessions, meditation, and work back up to doing 5K's again! Great creativity inspiration!!
    Hugs, Jan


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