Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It’s been one of those days-the kind that leaves you feeling defeated and discouraged. When I have a day like today-I have to find a way to regain my sense of emotional balance-zero myself out, so to speak. So, I am going to blow my own horn for a minute and talk about a recent accomplishment that I am proud of, and when I think about it, the world seems ok again.
A few years ago I bought a cute 1940’s vintage bag. I loved the style, but it was a pretty complicated design. My goal was to try to figure out how it was made without tearing it apart. Many times I studied it, and tried to imagine how it was put together, but I just couldn't grasp it.
“Spatial relations” are not my strong point. Geometry? I had a headache that day. In high school, a math teacher once asked me to drop his class. He said he didn’t have the time or patience to help me understand what he was teaching because he thought I was a lost cause.
But I’ve come to realize that I need to give myself a little more credit, and that I shouldn’t dismiss a challenge because I automatically assume I will fail.
I figured that bag out-and I am still patting myself on the back. (That's my version pictured above.) And every time I feel the way I did today, I recall what I can do.
What works for you when you have one of “those” days?
Posted by Valerie Boersma at 5:06 PM