There’s a saying about people who are new to driving a standard and have trouble finding their gears.
“If you can’t find ’em, grind ’em.”
I feel like that’s happening to my mind today.
Earlier I said I’m stretching my skill set. My grandpa said, “You’re expanding your skill set.”
It’s a matter of perspective.
Stretching a skill set implies that it’s temporary and that I would forget it soon after I no longer need it.
Expanding a skill set, on the other hand, implies that I am learning things that will be beneficial to me in the long run and it won’t be something I would soon forget.
Since I have often said that I am a perpetual student, I much prefer the latter.
In the meantime, I’ll be grinding gears until it becomes second nature. Much like driving a stick-shift.