Rachel of House of Pinheiro wrote interestingly earlier this week about how you work out what level your sewing is at. It chimed with something that’s been buzzing around my head recently because I’ve noticed that when asked about my sewing aptitude, I describe myself as ‘kind of rubbish’ or ‘not very good’.
It’s not so much self-depreciation as self-sabotage. And I know I’m not alone in this kind of behaviour, I hear people talk down their own achievements in all kinds of arenas. Is it anticipation of getting a kicking? A fear of appearing arrogant? Embarrassment at being a learner? It often feels like a conditioned response.
And with so much talent on show in the blogging community, it can be easy to compare yourself and find lacking. That’s in no way laying responsibility for that instinct at other people’s door, it’s all going on in my own brainpan!
So I want to put a halt to it. I’m a beginner and proud! Hear me RAWR!
Anyone else fall into the same habit?