March 20, 2009

Who I Am

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do and who I want to be. I know my goal is to be a stay at home mom, but beyond that...

I've got a few things I'd like to accomplish in my life. I've actually got a huge list, but I'll only inumerate a few here.

1. I want to learn photography. I love taking pictures and seeing things through the camera eye. I love looking at pictures, even of people I don't know. I'm looking for a book I can use to learn. Hmmm, I wonder if Marshall has a digital photography class, I bet they do.

2. I want a sewing machine. I can't sew a bit on my hands, though I wish I could. I have taught myself just to sew a straight stitch with mom's sewing machine (which is almost more than
I can say for her, LOL), but that's the extent of it. I want to be able to make things. Jan makes quilts and I am SEW jealous (get it sew?!).

3. I want to learn to play my mandolin. Jared got me one for Christmas like 2 years ago because I have little hands and "every bluegrass band needs a mandolin player". I taught myself a few things in the begining, but I'm easily frustrated and need someone to show me rather than reading it from a book. I'm more of a doer. The songs I did teach myself, I picked out by ear, not by the beginner's book. Music really is my thing. I have the uncanny ability to pick out any note and be right. I help my brother come up with tabs for his guitar by humming the right note for him. The other day I listened to The Wreckers. Sometimes I will sing along to the lead part, sometimes to the harmony. This time I deceided to alternate each line between melody and harmony. I surprised even myself. Whichever line I was singing was the line my hear picked out in the music. It was like if I sang melody, I only heard melody. If I sang harmony, I only heard harmony. Very cool.

Wow, I digressed a bit. The point is, I've got lots of things I still want to learn. Not sure how to go about them, though.

1 comment:

Jan AKA Wammy said...

Well, I think you should try to do all the things that you want to do. I'll help you learn to sew. I just at down at the machine one day and started. It also helped that the ladies at my favorite quilt shoip in WI were very kind and patient with me...I asked them a million questions. I still email them to this day with questions. One being how to make a wedding ring quilt...some day. I'm not musical at all like the rest of the family...missed that gene when they were passed out. You go girl and do it all.