I’ve taken up learning butterfly knife tricks recently, for a few reasons:
- Butterfly knife tricks look super cool
- I like, and collect, knives
- It’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to learn but never took any steps toward
But there’s an additional reason that I feel is very important for me right now: There’s no real goal here.
I want to learn a bunch of tricks, and get really good at them, and have fun with it…but not for any purpose beyond my own enjoyment.
I don’t have any real plans for it, and that’s unusual for me. This isn’t going to become part of my career, or a skill I need in my personal/professional life. It’s not something anyone else wants/expects me to learn, nor is it something I picked up from the interests of anyone else I know/am trying to emulate.
This is mine. It’s just for me. My interest in it and taking action on it came entirely from me, and is entirely for me. I expect nothing from it, other than to have fun and look badass.
And that might sound like I’m getting really dramatic and intense about something rather irrelevant, but it feels petty awesome for me 😁
Random fact: I bought this knife over a year ago, but didn’t start using it until last month. Not sure why the delay, but here we are. I feel like my timing is usually pretty spot-on, so I’m gonna trust it.
I’ve recorded a little video of myself showing off my newly learned skills, by the way. And since the whole point of this blog is to embrace imperfection, neither the video nor tricks are perfect.
But I still enjoyed both 😄
So here you go: Evey playing with a butterfly knife.
(What are the other adventures, you ask? Honestly, I’ve just been really happy that I’m reading so much again, which feels like a rediscovery of myself. I’m blasting through Jim Butcher’s Codex of Alera series, and loving it. I hadn’t realized how much I’d slipped in my reading–even if I was still reading a decent amount–and it’s made me quite happy to reclaim this part of myself. #LittleVictories)
((Yes, I know hashtags don’t work here, but I DO WHAT I WANT.))