Upskilling!

Are there still things in life that you would like to do?  New skills?  Do you have a desire to try new things or visit new places?  Hopefully, you are answering YES to these questions because the gaining of knowledge is something that should never end.

I’m not a very adventurous person.  I have no great desire to climb mountains or jump out of aeroplanes.  I don’t have a need for speed or a wish to scuba dive.  But there are some things that I would like to try to improve my skill level on and even one or two completely new things I would like to learn.

My recent trip to Europe has woken a tiny part of me that would love to do more travelling.  I learned a lot about myself during my trip – about my strength and my capacity to adapt and mostly about what it means to be a part of the larger global community.  Photography is another thing that I have a smidgen of interest in looking into more.  Nothing high tech, just how to use my phone camera more effectively!  Also, singing in a community choir or the like is on my list for next year!

fevs claws

But what I wanted to tell you about is a new skill I learned over the weekend!  I am so proud of my achievement.  I learned to clip my cats claws!!!  I know ….. amazing isn’t it!  After all these years of paying someone to do it, I just paid $10 for the correct equipment and did it myself.  I wasn’t even that hard.  Sure, Fev may have walked around the house lopsided for a day – due to the fact that she decided one paw was enough, at a time!  But using my sneaky Ninja skills – I was able to do the other paw while she was sleeping later that night!  Winning!  Still upskilling at 57 years of age!  I am indeed a woman with few needs.

What are you still hoping to learn that will widen your horizons?

Mandy

Hi, I’m Mandy! Wandering my way through life using words. Family and friends. Connection and community. I care. I write. I share. I post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and if you’d like receive updates via email please click HERE.

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