Doing what you want to do.....

Many years ago a very wise woman told me……“You can be anything you want to be……Do anything you want to do……….. if you Want it badly enough”
makes you think doesn’t it………but you know its true……………many people tell me I am Talented…? do I think so……..no……………..I think I am arrogant…determined……stubborn……….wow..!! I also think I have been very lucky

in the opportunities I have had…….many were from situations I made myself……??
At 10 or 12 years of age the Music teacher at my School asked for those girls who wished to play Piano or Violin attend the classsrom on the Friday…….My elder Sister was having Piano lessons at home and I so envied her…..I would sit rapt when her Music Teacher played…..to me it was the most beautiful sounds…..and I WANTED that….SO I was one of the first at the classroom that day…….the Teacher ran through the scales then asked us all to repeat it..one at a time………..my turn came and I thought so hard before placing my fingers on the keys………my hands were shaking
i wanted so much to be one that she chose to learn this wonderful Instrument…….
I did what I believed she had done and played the scales………….she made some notes and the rest of the girls ‘did’ their bit…we were told to go home and Practice Practice Practice………….and I did just that……….I played those scales until my fingers were swollen and sore……….and returned the next week convinced I would be chosen……we all crept into the music room…where once again we were asked to play the scales…………….I sat …..barely able to breath….waiting for the others to finish so that I could have my turn……….so that we could hear the results……eventually she stood up …pointed to 5 of us…….and said ……..you may go………that was it…!!! as we headed for the door I turned and asked …….were we the ones…she replied…
sorry Dear…….but you don’t have a Musical bone in your bodies…perhaps you should try the knitting class…??
I have never forgotten those words……….I think they were the driving force behind many things that I have done…….so do I have talent or just stubornness…….because now many years later I have played both Piano and keyboard in front of many very large Audiences……and even though now retired I am still asked to play……….
My point in telling this is to say..that YES you can do anything you want if you want it badly enough………
I look around the groups here soo many people who give their souls in the writings, in the art work and in the many photograps they take, and YES many have Talent….
and many like me slogged their hearts out to LEARN………………I read a lot of the work placed here….many are so heartrending and bring me to tears….others I look and think oh my god where is that persons head at……..with some……yes I realise the writer is ‘High" on something….and that leaves me wondering what they would be writing if they were ’straight’…..do I sound harsh…!! …most are very vocal in telling us what they are ‘on’….. I just get frustrated when I can see a good piece of writing going downhill because the writer did not give enough
thought to what they were writing……and so what could have been a masterpiece becomes a very mediocre piece…….and not even mediocre when they throw in a few swear words to ‘spice’ it up…….
I also get angry when I see people ‘using’ life situations to grab sympathy……when with a little more thought they could have given hope to others in the same situation……
So where does the inspiration come from……….Why do so many young people give up so easily…by saying ohh its too hard………..nothing is easy…everything we do needs effort….sometimes a little more effort is required…………..I have had people here say I cannot play the Piano..

YES YOU CAN……..maybe you will never be a World renown Concert artist but you CAN learn to play….there are books that will teach you……and no it will not be easy but nothing worth while is…….it just simply takes effort……….I wanted to learn how to be a ‘potter’ Love the idea of making such beautiful pots…..HA !!! I rented a potters wheel, and what a mess I made……BUT I did make some fairly reasonable pots….nothing to write home about but I LIKED THEM I HAD made them…and to me that was an achievement……now I no longer use a potters wheel but I do buy clay and make ‘coil pots’…and I get a great deal of enjoyment from that………I get them ‘fired’ at a ceramics studio…………
So don’t say you ‘CAN’T do something…….Go get the books…..buy them or borrow them from the public library………and teach yourself…..
YOU CAN do it…….no matter what it is ‘SOMEONE" somewhere has written a book about ‘How to"….so go get it……..and don’t give up until you have at least tried and tried and tried…yes it may take time but you will eventually get it……..maybe not be the best in the world but is that what matters,,,? Or maybe just be happy that you tried and DID IT whatever it is………..open up your life to new things………and see the world open up for you………..just remember that no matter what it is YOU CAN DO IT……………
and in case your wondering what other things I have done……and to give you something to go on…….lol

I made a BED…from scratch…lol and slept on it very comfortably…
I made a Lounge Suite……….a garden swing……..I have taken the Motor out of several cars and repaired and replaced them………
I took up spinning…..and weaving………….I made a Straw Bale House
of 3 rooms………..I laid a concrete driveway…….and painted my house from top to bottom……..I weekly teach myself new recipes……..write and teach………I bake…….and sew most of my own clothes…I knit and crochet………after I have spun the wool……..I also teach children how to Ride (Horses)…….
so you see you CAN do anything you want to …just give it a try…….

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