2019 Goal 7: Learn New Practical Life Skills

I like to think of myself as a life time learner and have been studying towards different qualifications for most of my adult life. Now that I am a stay at home mum as opposed to a working mum I find I am missing a number of the practical life skills. This year I intend to change that.

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”

Albert Einstein

So I am now in my 37th year and I have a confession, I cannot cook or bake or sew or knit or well, the list goes on. Now, while I know this is not the end of the day as I can always make an awesome bowl of porridge (so my kids tell me) I would like to be able to do these things. I would also like to teach my children how to do these things and more.

I know I cannot become proficient at all the practical life skills I can think of this year but I do want to have a go at some. I would especially like to learn some cooking and baking and also increase my gardening skills (which I have covered in goal 6). In addition I want to learn to sew and to knit.

What practical life skills do you have or would love to learn?