I have finally realized why woodturning fascinates me so much. It wasn't about making pens or bowls or any other turned item. It was about finding something new to learn. I credit my parents for encouraging me to not be afraid to try something new, always saying "You'll never know until you try." They encouraged me to focus on what I could accomplish rather than focusing on the potential failure. It took me a long time to assimilate their encouragement. Since I first began woodturning, I’ve always looked forward to the club demonstrations. I look to see how the demonstrators set up and complete a turning. I focus on their tips and techniques and then try to implement what I’ve learned. I still look forward to learning more because there is always something new to learn on the horizon.