Distillation

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I’ve been spending the past week as the guest poster on @peopleofcraft, on Twitter.

It’s been interesting. The limited space of the format forces me to take what I’m saying and break it down into bite-sized pieces.  What I’ve found most interesting, in trying neither forget anything, nor include things which aren’t necessary* I’ve also come to see just how much spinning knowledge I’ve picked up in the past six years of being an applied spinner.

It’s not just what I have in my hands, not yet what I have in my head. It’s how I’ve categorised things, which means I know where to go when I don’t know what I’m doing (or when what I’m trying to do fails to materialise).

It’s also the joy of sharing. I spent a lot of time teaching, some of it while I was still a student (mentoring, even as I was being mentored; try to find places to study which foster that sort of environment). I enjoy teaching. I like to think some of the little mistakes I’ve made along the way I can guide people past (or help them figure out, should they have come to that same error).

It’s being a very good week.

 

 

 

 

*I forget whom it was who said, “I am sorry, I did not have time to write you a short letter, so I have written a long one”

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