Secrecy in skill-building

I’ve got a lot to say, but I’ve gagged myself about it. It’s rough – as you know, I thrive on spilling my innermost secrets onto your computer. Being without this release has left me a little bottled up. On the bright side, though, Kerrie found out about what I was thinking in person, and not because she read it on my site.

If I can be vague, I’d like to talk about learning a new craft. It’s not easy, but there’s nothing more fulfilling than realizing that you might be successful at something you had never considered before in your life. Imagine a hobby of yours – boating, or skiing, or playing the piano. Now imagine something comes along that forces you to hone your skills in one aspect of that hobby and realizing that you were pretty damned good at it.

That’s how I feel. A little surprised. A little more confident than I probably should be. But rather satisfied.

And that’s all I’m going to say about it. Sorry to keep you all in suspense. It could be nothing, or it could be something.

But don’t worry – if something happens, you’ll be the first to know.

This was lovingly handwritten on February 18th, 2006