I don’t know about you, but I tend to spend a lot of time on the computer. Whether it’s at work, at home, or on the go, I wind up staring at a screen more than I’d like. That can’t possibly be good for me.
Put down your computer/phone/iPod and DO IT!! For the month of February, I’m going to try and spend less time on the computer and more time making stuff! There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty. It’s fun, it’s messy, and it’s a great way to learn about something new. What’s best is the sense of pride that comes with it… I made that. That’s MY work!
My fiance Carlisle and I hosted a Sausage and Champagne party where we invited good friends over to make sausages from scratch. Our guests brought their recipe and ingredients, and we provided the tools and the space. I’m sure you’re asking, “Why on earth would you MAKE sausages when you can just BUY them?” Well the answer is simple. They taste better. Not just a little better, but WAY better. They’re juicier than any store-bought sausage could ever be.
As we were grinding the meat and stuffing the casings in the garage, we were surprised at how curious people were about the process. Several strangers popped in and ask questions. We even had five friends stop by just to help out. It’s not everyday you get to learn how to make something new. They were curious and we were happy to have them.
So for the next month, step away from the computer and go make something! If you’re wondering what you should make, the answer is anything! Maybe it’s that piece of furniture you’ve been thinking about. Maybe it’s sewing a quilt. Or maybe it’s trying to paint a watercolor for the first time. If you need some inspiration, try here.