I’ve always appreciated a good challenge, though usually at the time the Universe presents it to me I’m like...really...now, we’re doing this now? Seriously? Okay, let’s go. Keeping in mind that I'm about to learn something that will help me grow does take some of the sting out of the lesson (I mean, I'm not a robot, I still don't want to struggle in mud trying to figure out something, lol).
So out of my desire to make sewing my life I’ve taught myself how to use an array of Adobe products (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere…), how to use a DSLR camera, how to thread and use a serger, how to write a tutorial and most importantly how to draft. I by no means am an expert in any of these skills (and I doubt that I ever will feel I am because there is always something new to learn) but if I waited around to become an expert I’d never take the plunge. And plunge I must. I’d like to think that I’m fearlessly taking on the challenges one step at a time but to be honest sometimes there’s a lot of self doubt.
But you know that feeling you get when you've finally solved a problem? When you finally get it? That on “top of the world”, “omg I did it” feeling? I live for that and that’s why I don’t give in to self doubt.
I want everyone to just do what they want, to live the life they truly desire and to not be held back by fear or by what some elitist thinks of them. You and I, we only get one shot at this life so let's not be held back. Let's go full throttle because as the great A-ha once said: