It seems that many of our people have some free time on their hands, maybe too much free time. Time being spent staring at computer monitors and cell phone screens, waiting for the newest cyber drama, hoping to get in a good keyboard argument. What if, instead of throwing in their two cents on who farted first and where, people used their time staring at screens to actually learn something and add to their life skills or learn a creative hobby that could be passed on to their descendants, you know, like in the olden days when girls learned sewing, cooking, homemaking skills from the women role models in their lives and boys learned home improvement skills, automotive skills, and provider skills from the male role models in their lives?
I know, I know, it’s not the 1950’s anymore as people keep reminding me…(and what a shame that is). So, since it’s 2017, and people are hellbent on staring at devices… how about they use the technology in a productive way to gain some skills they can pass on?
I myself use the internet constantly as a learning tool, everything I do and know is self taught(I graduated from East Detroit High School, need I say more?). Matter of fact, just this last year I have taught myself loomknitting, crochet and weaving on a loom. I’m currently working on learning how to use a sewing machine (my goal is to make my own skirts, being 5 foot tall makes it hard to find skirts that aren’t trailing a block behind me). I’m also working on an online math curriculum, my math knowledge is terrible(I’m at 3rd grade math level, thanks East Detroit High School), so my goal is to complete the curriculum at least through a 12th grade level. As a just for fun I’ve also been toying with the idea of learning how to play the harmonica, I’d really like to play the harp but a harmonica is much cheaper lol.
So, if you or someone you know is suffering from way too much free time, I’ve taken some time to find some free sites to kickstart people into adding something productive to all that free time.
If you know of any other free websites that would be useful additions to that list, please add them in comments. Let’s work on skills we can pass on to the next generation.