A few years ago I started this thing with my girlfriends called “skills night” where we merged a fun girls night with a time to learn something new. So many of my friends have awesome skills and I thought that would be such a fun way to spend time together and learn something new!
My friend Ashley taught a hand lettering class, which ended up being a jumping off point for her to launch her own business, my friend Iana taught us all about gardening, and Rebecca taught us how to make homemade pepper jelly. We have yet to go through the entire group but I’m hoping to resume this during the fall!
In thinking about this idea, it led me to think of something I love to continually learn and improve for myself. And hands down, if I were to be given a choice of taking any kind of class to learn something new, it would be cooking related.
I’ve taken a few cooking classes through the years, with the absolute best one being Pizza School in New York City, and the most recent one being a class at Sur La Table in Wisconsin with my mom, sister, and cousin. I’ve gleaned so much helpful information from each class that I can bring back home and apply to even the most basic recipes and meals.
It’s ironic that cooking, and especially dinnertime, tend to be a high source of stress for me right now (purely because of limited time + the evening being a rambunctious time for all the kids) yet it’s one of my favorite things to do!
If time wasn’t an object I’d love to go to a cooking class more frequently than I’m able to. In the meantime, watching videos on Youtube or Skillshare is one way to learn.
Next up on my list of classes to take, though, is a knife skills class. We just replaced our knives since we had been working with a cheap set for a long time and I’d love to learn how to do some different cutting techniques.
Is there a skill that you continually love to improve upon? And if so, how do you do it? With classes or just diving in and teaching yourself?