I will start. When I was a teen, I dreamed of writing the "Great American Novel." However, I told myself all the reasons I could never do it. Over the years, I dabbled with writing. I wrote a couple of children's stories but never submitted them for publication. I wrote short stories and then placed them in the trash. I started blogging about everything and nothing. Last Fall, I dusted off that dream and enrolled in an on-line writing course. I wrote a flash-fiction piece for one of the assignments that I knew I could turn into a collection of short stories. Yesterday, I started the second e-course, and the express goal of this course is to have a first draft of a novel completed by the end of the 10-week course. So, wheeeee!!!! Off I go. I don't know if my collection will be good or garbage, but I am so very excited about nurturing the creative side of my life.
I also purchased a Canon T4i last year and then became too intimidated to actually use it. I, shamefacedly admit, I do not like to read manuals. I am more of a "this sort of looks like how it's supposed to work/be put together/be used" kind of gal. Most of the time, I can get by that way, I mean, how hard is it to put together a book shelf, or a storage shed? But this camera, I knew I was going to have to read the instructions, and anything technical puts me to sleep. However, last weekend, I dusted it off, snapped on the lens, fiddled with settings, and photographed my children playing soccer. Now, I have no idea what settings I used so don't ask me, and I will read the manual, but I have to say my photos came out pretty well, and I had fun. Again, it felt good to nurture my creative side.
So what about you? Any particular interests you are nurturing "while you wait?"