I've come to the realization that life is not simply a journey, but a series of journeys intended to shape you in to your best you. They can be journeys that challenge you, affirm you, change your direction, propel you forward or knock you square on your butt. These journeys can be presented to you as choices, and you can seek them out, or they can throw themselves at you, or you can have made the choice before you even noticed you had a choice.
The Master Spinners course is one of these journeys that I went out and found. It was a journey I chose to take as a means to an end. At the time of the decision, the end goal was a vacation. And at the time a vacation was something I felt guilty and selfish about wanting, but the thought of it as being education justified it, freeing me from my guilt. The end goal now, being nearly half way through my journey is so much more then a justifiable vacation. The end goal is a career as an author, a teacher, a skilled business person. Some of these things will come naturally, some will require practice and training, but I'm up for this journey. It will be long and present it's challenges, but I'm looking forward to everything this brings my way.
A new part of the fibre journey I'm on that was presented to me recently is the Journey to the Golden Fleece. The original thought I had a week ago when I decided to take this journey, was that is was an escape from the rigours of homework, and technical spinning. (see a trend here? so do I....) But after signing up and receiving the initial task I see that this will be more then a vacation for my mind. This is creative journey, and one I'm taking as a journey of self discovery as well. I know there is so much magic that can come from my fingers. I know the need to just make and the need for freedom screams to me some days, and I don't always get the opportunity to do that. With this course I will have to make the time to just create, and the guidance through out will help direct me.
As a part of this journey I've decided to do the "unapologetically me" thing. I will be posting the randomness that comes into my head here, and on Facebook, and Twitter and Pinterest. No doubt I will still be posting as much as I normally do (which is sporadically and infrequently but that's just how it will be for now) But don't be surprised when I start pinning really weird stuff!
If you happen to be a spinner, and wish to join The Journey to the Golden Fleece you still have time! They are accepting sign ups until the 15th of November.
Off to spin (some very basic and plain yarn ;) )