I have a story.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother would fix me a grapefruit every morning. She’d cut it in half, use a knife to cut out each little wedge of pulp (and place it back in position), and then serve it to me with a little sugar on top and a grapefruit spoon.
Needless to say, as an adult, I didn’t really think grapefruit was worth the effort.
Just this year, I had an epiphany. A grapefruit spoon does a perfect job of liberating the pulp! The knife was completely redundant!
And now, I quite enjoy sitting down with a grapefruit and my magical spoon in hand.
What’s holding you back?
Do you have a grapefruit? I mean… is there something where you think you have to do some big complicated procedure to get started? What if you could get rid of all the redundancy?
Do you know what I heard? Some folks buy their yarn in a center-pull skein and then wind it into a ball? Just because their grandma did!
If you like winding, then fine… but if the 1-hour long task is making you dread knitting, then dump it!
We should skip straight to the fun, right?
And like my grapefruit spoon (yes, there is such a thing!), sometimes you might have to buy a new tool to make your life easier. But if it makes you happier, aren’t you worth the little splurge?