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Take time out to learn a new skill

Angela Malone

We all know the things that we're good at but what if there are other things we're good at that can take us further in our lives and careers? Instead of sitting around and doing nothing during free time, find something new to learn to keep your brain stimulated and to keep inspiration flowing.



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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    When I was in Joshua Tree, I took a pottery class for the first time- learning how to spin a wheel. The process of using my hands in a different way exercised a part of my brain that I haven't really accessed in a while. I also learned to kayak for the first time this year in Massachusetts. I kinda feel ashamed to admit this, but at first I got angry at myself when I couldn't figure out how to steer the paddles. After five tries and learning to let go of my critical self, I started to enjoy the water and the scenery- and that's when I started kayaking with a little more ease. It's so important to learn new things frequently or else your brain gets stuck. Thanks for the reminder to keep challenging myself. Here are pics of what I did this year!