Everyone learns differently. Some learn by seeing it, others by hearing it. I learn by touching it. Moving it. Messing with it. Pretending to do it. Like memorizing phone numbers! If I want to remember my finacee’s number, I pretend I’m punching it into my phone, and voila! I remember the number!
I’ve always been this way. I’ve gotten in trouble during classes for doodling, wiggling, tapping, building little paperclip dolls, but I can repeat back everything they’ve been saying.
I was thinking about this today while playing with my stainless steel shot.
Look at the stuff! Don’t you want to run your fingers through it? Well. I just spent five minutes doing that. It was wonderful. Cold and heavy and smooth.
Back to the learning. Being a kinesthetic learner has been great for me. If I can take it apart and check it out while it works, chances are I can fix it when it’s broken. Or origami! That’s a prime example! Looking at the pictures in a tutorial, I get lost very easily. It overwhelms me. But if I take it step by step physically, it clicks. “Well, duh Lyssa! Of course you have to fold the edges in! How else would the wings stay joined?”
I think learning this way has actually been great for me as an entrepreneur. Since it’s just me right now, I fulfill every role. And by doing everything from the creation to the budgeting and marketing, I’m learning skills I previously thought I could never master. Like simple math, haha!
That’s my introspect for the day, time to get back to making!
Also, my fiancee is currently playing samurai with his umbrella.