Have Tools – will Travel!

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What is in your tool box? Do you know how to write, to bake well, to clean? I find often when things start to get hard – we forget what all we are good at – and what tools we actually have.

The past couple days I’ve been out of town, using my tools (skills that is), with tools. My father always wanted sons – and he was blessed with my older sister and me. We¬†were raised learning how to use tools, how to bake and everything that we needed to learn to do to take care of ourselves. We lived in a neighborhood with 30 kids, only 4 of us were girls – we learned how to stand up for ourselves and build forts. I climbed trees in dresses – there wasn’t anything we couldn’t do, if we put our minds to it.

This has come in handy several times as I’ve grown up. An ex wouldn’t finish a repair project and made the comment that I wouldn’t be able to since I was a girl. He came home from work to find it done, a pile of saw dust and a note “clean up”.

After getting laid off, I started to fall back on my other skills. I’ve tapped into my writing skills, my graphics, baking and more. My father and I have re-shingled their shed, and now have repaired the trim work and door supports – which are working better than they ever have I might add! You may find me outside with full make-up, pearl jewelry, freshly manicured nails swinging a hammer. You may find me inside re-creating a recipe from scratch or creating something new all together. I have a larger skill set than I have given myself credit for in the past.

Things get tough, we lose jobs, money is short – but we can overcome it. Check around – find your tools and do what you love. You can do more than you give yourself credit for and can overcome anything if you put your mind to it. What are you tools?were raised learning how to use tools, how to bake and everything that we needed to learn to do to take care of ourselves. We lived in a neighborhood with 30 kids, only 4 of us were girls – we learned how to stand up for ourselves and build forts. I climbed trees in dresses – there wasn’t anything we couldn’t do, if we put our minds to it.

This has come in handy several times as I’ve grown up. An ex wouldn’t finish a repair project and made the comment that I wouldn’t be able to since I was a girl. He came home from work to find it done, a pile of saw dust and a note “clean up”.

After getting laid off, I started to fall back on my other skills. I’ve tapped into my writing skills, my graphics, baking and more. My father and I have re-shingled their shed, and now have repaired the trim work and door supports – which are working better than they ever have I might add! You may find me outside with full make-up, pearl jewelry, freshly manicured nails swinging a hammer. You may find me inside re-creating a recipe from scratch or creating something new all together. I have a larger skill set than I have given myself credit for in the past.

Things get tough, we lose jobs, money is short – but we can overcome it. Check around – find your tools and do what you love. You can do more than you give yourself credit for and can overcome anything if you put your mind to it. What are you tools?

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