Monday, January 28, 2013

Just keep swimming

I have always been the kind of person who didn't like anything I wasn't good at doing. You should see me on the golf course...my inner salty sailor comes out there. I'm competitive, so if I try and fail, I pretty much give up whatever I'm doing. It's not a trait I'm proud of, but there it is. I'm pretty sure that when my husband bought me my first sewing machine for Mother's Day last year, he assumed I'd try it for a while, then quit. He knows me too well. Thank goodness he also knew when to indulge me (I'd been dropping hints bombs about wanting a machine).

I have definitely failed a LOT while learning to sew. But for whatever reason, I keep coming back to it. Maybe because it's somewhat personal, not like a team sport. If I make a shirt that doesn't fit, I can toss it in the scraps pile and nobody will be the wiser. If I strike out in softball every single time, well, people will notice. Or maybe each of us has that one THING that keeps calling our name, whether it's running, writing, or setting the world record for amount of time spent on Facebook. All I can say is that if that's true, I'm so so happy to have found my one thing. And if you haven't yet, don't worry, you haven't failed. You just need to keep looking.

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