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Sticking with what I know

I know learning new stuff is positive and good, but as you know from a recent post, I decided to give up the guitar after I stopped playing it a few months. This was because I felt I did not have the mindset or motivation for it. If you have not read that post, you will find it here, for the full story. This area of learning something new, is not the right time for me, maybe much later it will, but for now, no. But I have decided to stick with something I do know when it comes to playing an instrument and that is the electric keyboard. I have bought one a couple of weeks back and this is something I am happy to play at my leisure at home.
I usually have a Yamaha brand, as this is what I have known from when I first played as a teenager, but because I was not going to pay much this time round and go for cheapest full size keyboard possible, it meant I bought a different brand. I was going to buy a second-hand one, but when I seen the price of this Casio keyboard, I bought that, because I would have paid the same amount for a second-hand one. This Casio keyboard will do me and I am happy with it, so with this and my Kalimba I have, playing these musical instruments will be enough for me, along with my new hobby, crochet. If you have not heard of a Kalimba before, which I have not heard of them myself and only discovered this instrument a couple of months ago myself, you can find out more here. I bought my Kalimba from Amazon and ended up buying my mum one too. I have the coconut type, which is a 7-note one and my mum’s is a wooden type box and hers is a 10-note one.

 

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Crochet

I first revealed here, in this post of learning crochet, by showing you a photo near the end of that post of a small piece I was practising on. Since then, that piece currently looks like this.

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I have really taken to crochet and enjoy it, so I know this new hobby will be something of a regular one. This crochet piece, I shall turn into a small purse, as I did not want to undo my first piece of practise work. I will put a wooden button on the front, when done. I have learnt where I went wrong at the end, which was missing a stitch due to me being tight with the stitches at first and the stitches I have learnt so far the following stitches: slip knot, chain stitch, which is your base for stitches, double crochet, half treble and treble stitch. What a brain exerciser. The only problem I am going to have, is remembering the name to the stitch I know how to do.

Next week, I plan to start a new project. I want to do a striped blanket for my bed in colours that will go with what I already have in my bedroom. I already have some wool, but I may need more later, which is not a problem, as she always has this in. I shall be taking in my iPad to show the blanket I want to create in my chosen colours, as this was the kind of stripes I was looking for my blanket to go on my bed.

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I look forward to doing this project and when I have completed it, I will share in another blog post next year.

 

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I will always love the guitar, but I do not have the mindset to learn how to play, or the motivation.

I revealed here sometime back, how I have been learning and enjoying playing the acoustic guitar. Since a lesson where I could not wait to get out, I have gone from regular practising, to since then, only practising a couple of times since. The last few months now where I have not practised at all and so I have put it back in its own guitar bag, to keep the dust off.

 

 


I have now decided to sell my guitar because I just don’t have the right mindset, or motivation to play it. But I will always love the guitar and hearing the guitar. It saddens me that I have not been on it, but I know this won’t be enough to get back on it. I have put it on a back seat because of studies, which will go on a year or more. As well as this, I am learning a new hobby, which is crochet and I will probably learn a couple of more hobbies. I am loving the crochet and feel my brain has been exercised as I learn how to do the stitches.

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If I do decide to learn to drive, then this will be another distraction where I will always put the guitar on the back seat, so to speak. It will be nice knowing that hopefully soon, it will go to a good home, where someone will enjoy and appreciate it.

 

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Passionate

I am passionate about many things, but here is just a few of them.

  • equality and diversity
  • hate to hear racism
  • hate bullying
  • learning
  • freedom

 

What are you passionate about?

 

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High merit for my first piece of work

I recently received feedback on my Level 1 paper of the Mental Health course I am doing, with the BSY Group and I received a High Merit for this piece of work.

Although I have some background knowledge in mental health and so this would have helped me to finish this paper, there were a couple of questions I researched further to check I really understood what I was being asked. But I still wondered if I had them right. Knowing I was ok with these questions in the end and my unexpected mark received for this first paper, it has gave me huge confidence to carry on doing the best I can. I don’t usually do so well at the beginning of any course, so it has been a lovely surprise. I would like to keep aiming at this level or higher.

Assignments are marked with either Distinction, High Merit, Merit, Pass or Resubmission. I have eight assignments in this course to complete and I am looking forward to learning more.
This first piece assignment I also learnt a little about myself, as I learnt about ‘displaced aggression.’
‘Displaced aggression’ is when someone feels pent-up anger and frustration. They will easily shout at someone close to them, even though they won’t be the cause of the displaced aggression. The person with the displaced aggression does not know where originally their anger stemmed from. This was something I had a few years back myself, although no one else told me this, as I was told originally there is always a reason mostly to the cause of the anger, which some of mine, there was not always a reason.

Although I have experience in mental health on a personal level, there is always something more to  learn, which was why I chose to do this course.

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