New Skills

Yesterday I learned how to knit. At least, I tried. I pulled the needle through and made knots on the other needle. It’s a start.  I always wanted to learn but like most of the things on my to do list, they never get done. However, one of my new neighbors started a knitting club.  

I love how we all bring different skills and interests and we have a group to share them with.  Two weeks ago I started Spanish Tea Time. It’s mostly for young children but the adults can learn a lot of Spanish as well. We speak only Spanish (no English allowed on my front porch at that time), pour and drink tea, and sing songs in Spanish.  I’ve always wanted to do this too and once got to when I volunteered at a school but now I can brew the tea inside my own house. 

I was one of those students in high school and college that joined as many clubs as possible (and my average grades can show it).  So, co-housing is a good fit but for those who may not want to be crazy busy, they can do their hobbies with others or learn new skills or skip all the clubs (we aren’t trying to prove to a college that we are well rounded anymore).  I know one resident fixes bikes and somehow everyone is biking more than they have in years.

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.
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