Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Monday, October 11, 2010

So What's Wrong With Mediocrity

Mediocrity, is that even how to spell it.  Can't find my dictionary.  Anyway.  I am surrounded by talented people.  My LL can decide to do something new with little effort.  My children are creative and have talents.  I have two sisters who do hair so they are creating art everyday, but both can also do crafts, bake, make afghans, etc. with few mistakes when trying something new.  One of Max's staff can do it all.  When Max is having down time or doing a chore independently, O. is making jewelry, crocheting, needle pointing, and it all is beautiful.
Still I think no one can beat me when it comes to the desire to create.  Boy, I believe I have the eye.  I know what I like, I know what is good work, but when it comes to creating something of quality, well I am missing the gene.  I am borrowing a sewing machine I got from my sister, she borrowed it from my niece.  So Kelli, your sewing machine is at my house.  I took home ec. for one term in high school.  Couldn't get out of there fast enough.  I got into a second music class instead.  But I was in home ec, long enough to learn how to sew a straight stitch from the machine.  That's about it.  But I don't know how to even do that now.  But I have the desire to learn. 

Marlin is in need of new curtains.  So as soon as I can figure the machine out and sew straight, my goal is to make curtains for the RV.  But I lack any confidence of being able to do well enough for even that. 

For some people, perfection is the goal.  For me, mediocrity would be an achievement.  Don't feel sorry for me.  I do many things very well.  Hmmm.  Let me think of an example..............Still thinking...............I'll get back to you on that.  So wish me luck on learning to sew.  I can do it!  Really!  I can. 


davejones251 said...

You are not the only one in this
family that is missing that creative gene when it comes to sewing.
What you did get was the creative
writing gene that entertains the whole family sooooo much.

Keep lunches are so much better now!
Aunt Linda

Konnie said...

Thanks for the encouragement Linda. Lately, just wishing I could find something to do with my extra time that I feel very proud of. But I will keep on writing. Bad grammar and spelling and all.