A few months ago, I started teaching myself hand lettering.
But it was SO BORING.
I just find that cutesy phrases and quotes like "Be your own kind of beautiful!" or "Let the adventure begin!" make me want to gouge out my eyes with a Micron. So I started making some insulting and sarcastic attempts and those were a lot more enjoyable to work on.
Hand lettering takes a lot of time and you will be staring at it for hours, so work on something that truly interests or entertains you.