It is Monday again, and it will certainly be a FUN one for me because I will be at Hershey Park in PA today with my family. Since I will not be around for most of the day, I will do my best to get to everyone's blogs by tomorrow evening. Faye at Summit Musings is our studious Fun Monday hostess and she wants us to share our thoughts on lifelong learning, or more specifically:
--Do you still think of yourself as a student? A lifelong learner?--If so, what would you like to learn? Something job related to improve your work performance? Technology skills to keep up with the modern times? Personal financial management skills? Stress management strategies? Playing bridge? Belly dancing? Writing? Better blogging? Speaking another language? Car maintenance? DIY home improvements? You get the idea--the list of learning options for adults is endless.--Are you currently taking a class or online study? What is this experience like? What are you learning? --If not actually in a class, how do you learn something new? Tutorials on computer or TV? How to books? One on one with an instructor or coach? Practice on your own?
Following high school, I attended a community college and obtained my Associates Degree in Business Administration. After 2 years of college, I had no interest in continuing my education. I was more interested in getting married (check) and starting my family (check). This was acceptable to me then and still is today, as I have continued learning in other ways. Just not in a classroom setting. I have read many self improvement books, attended seminars, surfed the information highway, listened to talk radio, etc. It is true that we learn something new every day, hence making us all lifelong learners.
In addition to improving my writing and photography skills, I have always wanted to learn how to quilt. Besides the fact that I can barely sew on a button, and knowing that quilting is a very tedious and time consuming hobby, now is probably not the best time in my life for me to learn. As a parent and busy mom of 2 daughters, my schedule does not leave me too much free time. Perhaps after my kids are not so reliant on me, I will have the time to learn to make a quilt like this one:
My dear galfriend, Kirsten (pictured on the right) made this especially for my 40th birthday and I treasure it. The only process I was involved in making this quilt was picking out the fabric. Kirsten does not know it, but my hope is that one day she will teach me to quilt. Of course, by the time I get around to it, I may have gray hair, feeble hands and poor eyesight! I already have the poor eye sight and a few gray hairs creeping in!
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