Never Stop Learning!
I recently made a trip from North Carolina to New York City for a weekend Soap Intensive. This was a fantastic event to learn something new, namely making soap cupcakes and soap bon bons which I have been wanting to learn how to do for awhile. We also dabbled in using beer and wine to make soap and also some advanced coloring techniques. All in all it was a great time and networking with other soapmakers was as they say, priceless. The great weekend of classes was put together by Amanda Griffin of Lovin Soap and Holly Port of Lotion Bar Café .
I have been making soap since 1998 and selling it since 1999 and one may ask why I would be taking a soap class since I also teach soapmaking myself? I had some goals in mind for some cupcakes soaps I wanted to try and other new things that popped up over the weekend. I was wide open to new things and soaked it all up. You never know what will happen when you put yourself in a new situation and in a learning mode and where it will lead you!
I am turning 64 this year and never want to stop learning! I went to night school in 2002 to become a massage therapist. I was the oldest student in the class at 53 and it was an awesome experience. I finished the program, got my license in 2004 and practiced until 2008. I am still very passionate about this therapy and people at work will ask for me to help with cricks in their neck and shoulders. Even though at this point I am not practicing, the learning was the prize for me.
I feel that learning something new everyday feeds my mind and my soul and keeps me on my path for who I am. Learning excites me with new possibilities and new things to try!
What have your been learning today or wanting to try ?