I wanted to take you through a brief step by step of my lesson (How to Construct with Cubes), but this time I decided to do something a little different. If this is your first time to my blog I am in the midst of teaching myself how to draw, as it is my goal this year to write and illustrate a children's book. When I first began this effort I had rudimentary skills at best. I probably still do. But I'm beginning to slowly see an improvement in my ability. I can't really place a value on it, but as I continue to see things progress it's clear to me that with concentrated effort you can do almost anything. It's not to say that I am nearly there. In fact I'm very far away. But I can see that I am closer than where I was when I first began. I have a growing sense of optimism, not because I believe it will happen, but more so because I know I won't quit. It was only a number of days before that I could barely draw circle and now just below, I've sketched a simple house. If there's anything that can be taken from this that I could share with you, it's this. It's's the idea that you can teach yourself anything and that it's worthwhile to do so. A simple commitment alone to doing something new for yourself is worth the effort. Whatever it may be- painting, woodwork, running a marathon, or getting a license to scuba- do it. Do something challenging. Do something character building. Do something that proves your inner doubts wrong. I might be talking too much considering I'm only 1% of the way im trying to go, but I never really thought at this point I'd be even surer of what I was doing and what I was going to accomplish. Reconsoder that naghing back of the mind itch... and scratch it. I'm not sure how many people are going to read this, but if you have, I hope I've made a difference. Just a small one. Because the big change is up to you.