Hey MWC Mommas,
I'm one of those people that LOVES to learn and try new things. My perspective is, hey, even if I don't like it, at least I tried. This is so true that I once got an ENTIRE real estate license, then quickly realized that i wasn't really into show apartments to strangers all over NYC. Due to the huge changes we have all been experiencing, many of us are forgetting to do the things that make us happy. If you're like me, that includes learning new things. Although many of us are homeschooling, that doesn't mean we should forget to learn things ourselves. That being said, here are 10 things we can learn during quarantine, even if we have limited time for ourselves.
Even if you already think you are awesome cook, there a MILLION more recipes you can learn. I am not an amazing cook, but I've made it a goal to learn more recipes. So far I've learned how to make empanadas, baked ziti, quinoa and broccoli stirfy, sweet potato hash and a few other things. Some (cough, cough) failed, but hey, it's all about learning.
2. Play an Instrument
I've always wanted to learn how to play an instrument. To be honest, I've had it in the back of my mind that I was already too old to learn. I figured it was something I would have had to learn with a young brain. About a month ago, I decided to go for it. I bought a ukulele off of Amazon and started learning with an app called Yousician. So far, so good. My goal is to master the uke, move on to guitar, then piano.
3. A New Language
I have an embarrassing lack of Spanish speaking skills for someone who has a Spanish speaking side of the family. This one may take a while, but it's a life goal of mine.
A few years back I realized that I sucked at drawing. I thought I was good at the time, but geeze, I was NOT. After watching a bunch of Youtube videos, I was able to learn how to draw faces. I also paint, but mostly animals. Painting is also proven to be therapeutic. Even if it takes you a month to complete a painting little by little, it is worth it
5. Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting
I must admit, I don't know how to any of these. I'm okay at basic hand sewing, but I won't be joining Project Runway any time soon.
6. CPR/ Basics of First Aid
When I was six months pregnant the second time around, I got certified in CPR. I feel like it's a necessary skill for all parents. I was always worried I wouldn't know what to do in a crisis. However, since you most likely won't be able to take a class right now, Youtube is a great resource. Make sure to know the difference between infant, child, and adult CPR.
7. Make Your Own Candles and Hair Products
Over the years, we are learning about more and more ingredients in our personal care products that can be harmful to us and our babies. Bulk Apothecary makes it easy to find ingredients to make your own products. Heads up, the handmade deodorant I tried to make didn't cut it lol.
8. Learn How To Budget/ Pay off Your Debt
Nothing is more stressful than piling up debt. In our society, it's pretty much the norm to be in a bunch of student loan, credit card, and medical debt. It SHOULDN'T be that way. One of my favorite Youtube channels is by Dave Ramsey. He teaches you how to get your money right in a tough love kind of way.
Even though was a model for years, I still didn't pick up enough tricks to be an expert photographer. However, because I own an online clothing store called ThreadConnection, I have learned to at least take photos of clothing. I plan on also learning how to take photos of people though (pretty much just so I can take bomb photos of my kids).
10. How to Dance
Youtube some choreography and bust a move, sis. Club Living Room is where it's at. Just don't mind the under aged children sitting in VIP in diapers.
Are there any things you are learning while at home during quarantine? Let me know at @momswhochilll @nastasiascott or email@example.com