Do you ever look at a painting and wish that you painted it? Or, that you could? Do you ever watch someone funny like Ellen and fantasize about being a stand-up comedian? Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a conversation about world history, Judaism, or the power of eating raw food and slowly tried to disappear because you have no idea how to contribute? Well, I have and it always gets me thinking of the things I’d like to take more time to learn about. Sometimes we are so engrossed in the career we have chosen (I know this to be true of actors. We love talking shop) that we don’t take the time to live outside the comfort bubble and explore new things. There are things I have always had interest in but have somehow made the “I’m too busy” card far too easy to play.
So, I’ve decided to make a list and choose two things a year, and give them the old college try.
“Two things?” you say, “Two things?! Thats all?” YES, two things, and if i’m flying along in my new found love of studying the history of monkeys, and still have oodles of time to learn how and make raspberry jam on a consistent basis… Well, maybe i’ll add more, but for now, two… a dedicated two. And p.s. not the two above.
Now, i’m not talking about a list of “I want to go on a walk 5 times a week” or “I want to organize my office so everything has a place” That is a whole other blog post, and may just be my next. But, those are short term immediate goals… this list requires serious commitment.
I would like to…
Learn to play guitar and or ukelele
Learn to knit
Learn to sew
Take a business class
Take a university course in Theatre history (i could use a refresher)
Learn to speak french
Study life coaching, lifestyle coaching, and image consulting. This is a business I would love to explore having.
Take swing dance classes
Learn to paint
Take an APPLE computer
Take a first aid course (not something i long for but probably smart before having a child. NO! i’m not pregnant, just setting goals. two by two remember)
Study the art of meditation
Take a fashion design/history course
Take a photography course
Learn about woodworking and refurbishing antiques
I think that’s a pretty good list to start with and my two choices for 2012 are to learn to play guitar and or ukelele, and to knit. Let the learning begin.
What is on YOUR list?