Why You Should Learn Something New- Knit, Crochet, Blog!
I have been so busy all summer learning something new, how to write a blog. Autumn is just a week away and I am trying to get on a schedule. I have been knitting & crocheting as always. However, most recently have decided to move forward by improving my blog site. I started out with WordPress.com which I truly liked, but I realized that it was time for a move.
So here we are learning to build our own website. It has been a trial but I do feel it is coming along. I wonder if I have made my site just a little too busy. Maybe a simpler theme would be better. Of course I am learning, so please be patient with me. It has been quite a process and I feel my biggest problem is I am never quite satisfied. I keep playing with all the features until I make a mess that I can’t seem to fix. Can you relate? It’s like this when I started knitting & even crocheting if I messed up I would rip it all out. Sometimes, I could make a whole blanket and take it out. Type A personality I guess, but with age I have mellowed. I have finally realized it’s ok to be me.
So one motto I live by “Never stop Learning”. Whether it’s knitting, crocheting, or blogging we should always take every opportunity to learn something new. Each of us has our strengths and weakness. Stretch out your legs, warm up and start learning. Life is about having a purpose. I thought for a time cancer had stolen that from me, but God saved me for a purpose. So here I am starting over and developing this knitting & crocheting blog.
If you don’t know much about me, I’d like to share just a little about why this blog is so important to me. In 2006 I was diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma. The tumor was in my throat and I came within a day of suffocating from the blockage. When I woke in the hospital I had already undergone my first round of chemo. So my memory has been fuzzy ever since. My doctors were not expecting me to live and truly I wasn’t sure I would myself. It was a long 6 months of chemo, radiation, hair loss, and illness that I do not wish to ever relive. That was 9 years ago.
My Mother believed we should always learn something new and loved to try new things. So between the lessons she instilled upon me and the lessons I learned from cancer there is something new everyday to revel in. We are always changing and growing. I am not the person I once was and though I’ve stumble along the way I continue to grow and learn. Knitting and crocheting saved my sanity when I physically could do nothing else. We all have a story and I’d love to hear yours.
So I hope no matter what you are going through, you know, you have a purpose. Hopefully, this blog will be a source for learning, growing, laughing, and sharing. I would love very much any constructive criticism so please post a comment or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. God Bless each of you and good luck in your journey to learn something new.