I want to learn how to dance. Okay, this was the first thing I thought of, but seriously, I would love to learn how to dance. I may be the most ungraceful person on the planet, I’m a klutz, it’d be nice to feel graceful about something. Plus, there are so many types of dance. And it’d be a great way to workout, so there are plenty of benefits. Just no local classes, so that’s a bummer. Plus money I don’t have. But maybe someday?
I want to learn how to play the piano. When I was a kid, I always wanted to join the band in school, but my mom refused to buy an instrument so I could learn. We didn’t have the money, not even as a rental. In the eighth grade, they taught us how to read music and play basic melodies on a keyboard, and I loved it. Because I wanted to learn how to play, but I never got another chance. My grandmother actually gave me this keyboard for Christmas, years ago, and it’s been sitting under my bed or in my closets for a long time. I don’t even think it plays right anymore, I’m not sure. The keys aren’t white anymore, they’re discolored. But I’ve thought about breaking it out and trying out some YouTube tutorials.
I want to learn how to shoot photography better. Now, this is something current that I’m working on. There are so many filters and attachments you can buy to improve your style, and it’s going to take me quite awhile to learn how to use the right one for a certain type of photograph.
I want to learn how to cut my own hair. The amount of money I could save by trimming and styling my own hair would be phenomenal. There’s a reason I only get it cut once a year. Last time I went for a hair cut I paid $27 and that didn’t include a tip.
I want to learn how to cook. For real though, I’m terrible in the kitchen. But honestly, I think I could do fine, I just don’t like being judged by my mother. Everything revolves around her it seems.
I want to learn how to get rich fast. Seriously though, I need to hit the damn lottery or something. The other day I was looking up ways to make extra money. You can snuggle someone for $40 an hour. Like what the actual fuck? These are legal ways! I probably would be too weirded out by it, but it’s legit.
I want to learn how to fashion. By this I mean, I’d like to find my own style. I feel like I just throw stuff on, I make sure it looks decent, but I don’t really have my own style. Then again, I’ve been wanting to dye my hair for the last year and haven’t truly invested towards it. Fashion means money I don’t exactly have. Oh well.
I want to learn how to fully embrace life, and stop letting things pass by. Stop missing out on a chance for a night of fun to just stay in. Stop making excuses.
There are many things I would love to learn. Opportunities are everywhere. It’s just taking them up. Sadly, everything depends on money and it’s hard to make it happen when you’re just making enough to get by. I hope someday it works out in the end.
October Writing Challenge #12