Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Watching him, remembering our granddaughter's excitement at her new skills, is a reminder to me to always be learning, always attempting new skills and abilities.
Sometimes I still need training wheels, like asking the kids, "What does this mean, how do I do this on the computer, what do I do now?"
Sometimes the pedal gets stuck in the brake position and it is hard to figure how to put enough pressure on to turn it up and over to get the bike in motion again. I feel stuck and can't move forward.
Sometimes I get frustrated and want to quit - to go back to what is familiar and comfortable.
Sometimes my legs get tired and don't want to keep moving. A new skill requires building new muscles, which usually involves achy, stretched muscles along the way.
Lately, my biggest skill-stretch is learning to fit my writing in and around all of life's busy-ness. I want to be able to write because of all the life happening around me. Do you have skills you want to learn?