4 years and 4.5 months ago I started on an ambitious self-emposed journey. I decided to teach myself to knit with the hopes of one day being capable of making my own beautiful garments. Often my journey was slow going but, when milestones were reached I blew them out the water. With any true growth, you never really stop but rather, you refine, perfect, reach new heights. One of the things I soon found worth loving when it comes to artistic pursuits is the endeavours. I don’t have to start at the same point as you or even progress onto the same milestones or goals. But often we’ll all retain the ability to do fairly similar things in a variety of ways.
I try not to measure my skill set as being ahead or behind, better or not as good as instead; I try to measure by how far I’ve grown. How I approach a setback, a new challenge, how quickly I manage to complete recurring legs of my “race”. Now, if only I can approach life the same way.
I wrote this in August and just couldn’t not share. It was intended for when Emeraude was complete but, these items still apply.
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