Something New—Day 12/30

I’m starting something new today.
New is exciting and frustrating and provocative.
I want very much to love this new thing with all my heart!
New makes me think about tomorrow.

Will I be good at this thing that I’m trying?

Can I be productive?

It’s interesting how enjoyment and productivity become linked in my brain.

Why is that?

I’ve never had a hobby… A real hobby. I like to read. I like to write. TV is a frequent distraction. But I want to create! I want to use my hands to produce something…

Years ago I took a couple of watercolor classes. I’ve also tried acrylics. It’s fun to play with but it doesn’t feel like me…

So far nothing has…

But recently, my friend sent me a video of hand knitting. (Thank you) This intrigued me because, thanks to my neuromuscular challenges, my hand function is diminishing. My hope is that this could be a hobby as well as some useful hand therapy.…

(Shhhh, don’t tell my hands this could be therapy… They would probably refuse to do it! My hands seem to have a mind of their own!)

It seems though like there could be a bigger benefit. I’m wondering if doing something with my hands might free up my brain in some way. I feel like there’s some kind of road block that needs to be removed in order to free up the path to the book that keeps pinballing around in my head.

So far I’ve ripped this thing apart three times. Another of my friends says this is completely normal. She very wisely reminded me that I am asking my eyes and my brain and my hands to work together in a way that they have never done before. I need to be patient…

Such good advice.

All good thoughts and well wishes are welcome in this endeavor.

Trying something new is like walking through a doorway… The possibilities are endless! Have you tried anything new lately? I’d love to hear about it.

I’m so glad you’re here💜

****This post is part of the 2022 Nanopoblano November writing challenge. We commit to writing a blog post every day if it all possible and to supporting each other in our writing endeavors. All of my cheer pepper friends would appreciate your support. You can find all of their blogs HERE:

8 thoughts on “Something New—Day 12/30

  1. Hand crafts definitely “free up” and relax my brain. I started crocheting again and love doing it even if I don’t like the end results. I’ve unraveled multiple projects in the last couple weeks…perfectly normal. 🙂

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    1. Thanks my friend! I’m sure this would be easier if I had some crocheting background….I think I just need to have faith that it’ll fall into place at some point 💜🙏💜



    Good luck with the knitting!  I did a bit of knitting many years ago … knitted slippers for all my nieces and nephews who are in their 60s now.  Years later a coworker taught me to crochet.  I found that was much easier (one needle and never drop a stitch).  I’ve been crocheting on and off for the past 40 years.  Crocheted simple crib blankets for most of our newborn grand babies.  I have serious RA issues in both my hands and I’m thinking crocheting may have helped them to be a little less stiff.  Good luck with your new project; I hope you’ll really like it!  Kay

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    1. Thanks Kay💜 You might enjoy this too. Watch this and see what you think

      I have no crocheting history so it makes less sense to me. But you might like it 🌺🌹🌺


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