I’m wishy-washy, I’ll admit it.
I’m always starting something new. Everyone who knows me – knows this.
And I can’t just start something new…I have to go ALL OUT.
Like the time I decided I wanted to start mountain biking. You can’t mountain bike with just any old bike. You have to have a ‘mountain’ bike. An all terrain bicycle. I researched for the longest time. I read everything I could get my hands on. I bought the latest issues of Mountain Bike magazine, shopped for gear and finally bought a bike.
And I did bike.
Once. – – Okay, twice.
But that was it.
Or like the time I decided I wanted to start backpacking. You have to understand I had never even been camping before – not even in a campground on a cot – much less in a tent I would have to carry on my back (along with everything else I would need)!
So I researched that too. I found the perfect trip – a trip for women, led by women. I read every book and magazine. I shopped for gear and equipment – and you need a lot of equipment. I even read journals of people through-hiking the Appalachian Trail because I wanted to do that too!(That is still on my list, btw).
This was a major undertaking for someone like me…and I got everything a person would have to have to be outfitted for backpacking.
And i did it. I backpacked for a week in the Sierra Nevada’s. It was great – I loved it. And I haven’t done it since.
So when I tell people I’m starting a new ‘thing’ they usually just roll their eyes.
But the amazing thing about THIS new thing (the one I named this post for) is that this new thing is something completely different from all the other new ‘things’ I’ve done in the past.
Let me give you some background.
I went shopping and bought a really cool bracelet. It was also a really expensive bracelet. (But I really REALLY liked it.) I got to looking at it and wanted to know how it was made so I did some research (hard to believe, I know) and found out that mere mortals make these bracelets!
Well, I decided I wanted to learn how to make them too!
I know you think you know the rest of the story…
I’m happy to tell you I think this may actually be an ‘on-going thing’ for me…
Time will tell – but it’s been a couple of weeks already!
And here’s a couple of pictures to prove it!
The beginning of one bracelet…
And the finished product.
And this one I actually made this afternoon (it’s an LSU bracelet).