I’d been feeling like I was stuck in a bit of a rut recently. It had got to the point where every day felt the same as the last and before I knew it, another week had flown passed. So I decided to add some variety to my day to day and to try something new.
I wasn’t sure what that exactly meant so I thought I’d see what opportunity would present itself…
Within a few weeks a friend told me about a new craft workshop that was taking place. The idea was that each week you’d make something different, there would be Prosecco (Score!), nibbles, and a chance to chat, meet new people and make something crafty.
So I signed up!
I’ve been to three classes so far and here’s what I’ve discovered about trying something new:
You learn a new skill
I think we get out of the habit of learning new skills. Once we leave school, college, university, the only training that you get is usually job related. Learning something new, just for fun, is just that! It doesn’t matter what age you are, or what you choose to do, learning can be fun!
Turns out, I can’t draw! I did know that before the craft class, but I can now confirm that it is true. However, I love making and decorating things and I’m quite pleased with what I did end up with.
Once you pick up one new skill it gives you the appetite to try other things. You might even find that you have a talent for something that you never knew you could do and who knows where that might lead?
Meeting new people
Walking into the first class I was greeted by 20 friendly ladies. Many had also come to the class on their own. They might have started off as a strangers, but we were all soon chatting and laughing.
Conversations started out with “can you pass me the scissors please” and ended up with ” I’ve just started internet dating…”
I probably look forward to seeing the ladies each week more than I do making the crafts, and we’ve also started a Facebook group. Strangers have become friends. So if you’re wanting to meet new people, I strongly recommend registering for a class of some sort.
Its good for your well being
Regardless of the type of day that I’ve had, for the 2 hours that I’m there I completely forget about everything else. I completely focus on whatever it is that we’re making that week and switch off from everything else.
There is a lot of laughter! A lot!
Anything that helps you switch off, relax and have fun can only be good for you.
So if you’ve been thinking of trying something new, I say give it a go.
You never know you could come away with a new skill and a load of new friends!
After reading this you’re now wondering what Ive made aren’t you?
This is the result of the last class. Ok so its not Picasso but I had fun so does it really matter?