jan_can_too (jan_can_too) wrote,

Doing things badly

I was reading someone’s blog post about wanting to learn to spin. Lots of people chimed in with useful pieces of advice, book recommendations and such, but one person said something that I intend to carry with me for a good long while. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.

I don’t like to do things I can’t do well. I don’t want to make a fool of myself (not that I can help it…). I want to live the movie-montage version, the one from the inspiring film where you see one shot of the protagonist struggling, several more of him or her at higher proficiency, and then, voila, two minutes later: perfection!

It’s time to get over it. My mom is not here to ridicule my first efforts. If I made a mess, I’m already the person in charge of cleaning up. If it turns out not to be fun, I can always stop. If the process is fun and the results awful, I can do it again.

I’m not that important. No one is watching! What a relief! I plan to have a good day doing things badly. So there.

  • Dog Days

    Summer is here and the living is… complicated. I had been hoping for lazy times, fruity drinks, time in the sun. Not so much. Because Rick has…

  • End of Spring Reading

    Today is T.R.’s last day of school, so it is time to tally my spring reading. Not the world’s greatest totals this time around, but I have…

  • Book Report: Bitterblue

    A friend of mine was having a birthday, so naturally, I headed for the bookstore. A couple of years ago, she borrowed Graceling from me and loved…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.