Thursday, January 1, 2015
Resolved: Try something new this year!
Permit me to tell you a story: I had my first singing recital earlier this year, and I was terrified! My hands were shaking, my throat was dry, and my legs didn't want to carry me to the stage. As I got up on the stage, all I could think of was this - "What's the worst that could happen?" I wouldn't die if I didn't do well. The audience wanted me to succeed, and my family and friends were cheering me on. That all gave me the courage to give it a chance! It was super scary, but I'm so proud of myself. (They said I "did well". I'd categorize it more as "didn't suck too bad" because I'm just a beginner!) Raymond was inspired to take guitar lessons because of that recital, and we're doing a song together in January. And yes, I'm still terrified...
This year resolve to try something new! Stop reading and get into your kitchen or workshop and make a product. If you've never made anything, try a whipped butter or lotion bar! If you've never made a lotion before, check out the newbie post on the topic and give it a whirl! If you've made a lotion, try a hair conditioner! Throw your fears to the wind and give it a shot! What's the worst that could happen?
I'd love to revive the newbie series again, so I'm asking you - what do you want to learn? What recipes or techniques stump you? I'm hoping to put together some posts and videos on some topics this year, and I would love to know what you want to learn! Share your thoughts!
What makes you nervous about making a lotion?