I love learning new things. As a child I remember asking for “word of the day” calendars for Christmas just so I could learn new words. I loved going to summer camps to learn new skills too (like archery and horseback riding).
I’ve taken a few creative classes recently, from hand-lettering to a cooking class, and it’s perhaps my favorite thing to do for an evening out!
At the beginning of the year I had an idea for my group of girlfriends. While we are similar in a lot of ways, we all have really specific and different skills that we bring to the group. And while each of them may not feel like an “expert” in their skill enough to teach a class, they were all an “expert” to the rest of us in something we knew nothing about.
So we started “Skills Night” and the general plan was for each of us to plan a night to teach the rest of the group a skill. For example, Ashley happens to be an amazing hand-letterer, so she taught us the basic skills one evening. And then we spent an evening in Iana’s backyard shop/garage planting seedlings and learning all about gardening.
The girls and I went through my entire stash of lipstick as I helped them pick out some different colors and finishes for different looks. Next up is making homemade pepper jelly and perhaps even grape jelly with Rebecca. And after that we still have 2 more skills nights from 2 more of our friends!
It has been the most fun! This group of girls and I always have a great time just hanging out, but it’s fun to share our knowledge and learn from each other too!
I highly recommend that you give this a shot with your girlfriends. And don’t be shy about whatever your skill is, you may not feel like an expert, but I’m certain you have knowledge about something that would be really fun for your friends to learn.