I have a bucket list a mile long and I add to it frequently. In fact, the majority of things on my bucket list are things I’ve added within the past year and a half. However, there are some things that have been on my bucket list for much longer and generally, they are items that require practice and time to fully learn how to do. Today, I’m going to share 5 things I’ve wanted to learn how to do for a very long time.
1.) Ride a horse. Like most preteen girls, I was obsessed with horses.My walls were covered in posters, I had shelves and shelves of model horses, I read every book about horses I could get my hands on, and I begged and pleaded with my parents to pleasepleaseplease buy me a horse or get me riding lessons. I eventually ended up owning 2 adorable miniature horses but I never learned how to ride. It’s still a huge dream of mine and something that I always say I’m going to change. There aren’t many places to ride around here but I’m going to put a focus on finding a place this spring and finally learning how to ride a horse.
2.) Speak Spanish. I’ve been saying I was going to learn Spanish since 3rd grade. I can currently speak about 10 words. That’s pretty pathetic considering I took 3 years of high school Spanish and traveled to both Guatemala AND Panama. I want to live in Guatemala and travel extensively through all of Latin America…I’m pretty sure it’s time to learn Spanish for good. This is going to be one of my winter projects. I have plenty of extra time on my hands right now and there is absolutely no reason that I can’t dedicate that time to learning a language.
3.) Crochet. Each winter, I attempt to teach myself how to crochet. Each year, I fail miserably. I’ve always wanted to be able to crochet people gifts – dishcloths, hats, scarfs, etc – but I’ve never been able to master the real art of crocheting. Luckily, my best friend is amazing at it and she’s attempting to teach me how. Next weekend will be spent diligently trying to crochet a hat since I’m so obsessed with the ones she’s made me.
4.) Photography. I love photography. I love the feeling of having a camera in my hands and being able to capture a moment or scene forever. However, my current skills involve taking my point-and-shoot out, looking at the screen, and clicking the button. While my camera rocks and I have captured some awesome images, I know there’s so much more I could be doing. I want to properly learn how to capture images and use all the features of my camera.
5.) Yoga. I’ve attempted yoga. Really, I have. I just kind of fail at it. I had surgery on my legs which makes it hard to twist into many of the positions and I’m always more focused on the fact I’m probably not doing something right than anything else. I tried a beginner’s yoga video and got so frustrated with myself for not being able to do it that I gave up. However, I know that yoga would definitely help will my stress and the health benefits in general are so good that I’m determined to keep trying. Eventually I’ll have to get it right, I think.
What things have you always wanted to learn how to do but just haven’t yet? Have you tried to learn any of the things mentioned? If so, how did you succeed?