Trying Something New

The Make Den
The Make Den

Just like most people approaching New Years, I make a list of things that I’d like to accomplish.  On the list for 2018, I wanted to take a sewing class.  I print and screen shirts all of the time, yet I don’t know a whole lot about sewing.  I wanted to learn.  I had my eye on sewing classes and I found The Make Den.  It took about 6 months to finally book a workshop, and I was pumped.  Yea, I was pumped about learning how to sew.

Crush comfort zones

First class, definitely the only dude that signed up for sewing classes, which I sort of expected.  It was fine, I just snagged the corner machine so I didn’t stick out.  Literally, I sat in the corner, see below.  

Sewing at the Make Den
Photo cred: My dope sewing instructor

When you try something new, and you’re hesitant about it, just remember why you wanted to in the first place.  That got me going to all of my sewing classes, and I’m sure it’ll get me through a lot more on my list.

Spoiler alert:  I ripped through the classes and had a great time.  I felt accomplished and I learned some sweet new skills.  Now, if you know your way around a sewing machine, get ready for some basic shit, but that’s not the point of this post, or even the sewing class…The point is, if you want to learn something new or do something you haven’t done before, just do it because there will be 1 of 2 outcomes.  You’ll either:

  • experience something new and learn something along the way
  • be pumped when it’s finally over, and also learn something along the way.

Yes, I made things, and those things serve as a lil reminder that I tried something new and I should do it again sometime.

Teachable moment

Make a list of things that you want to accomplish or experience, then pick one and just get it over with.  Maybe you’ll rip through that list sooner than you think.