I consider myself a lifelong learner, a trait I inherited from my father who was a voracious knowledge seeker. Although I dropped out of college after my third year, I have been enrolled in learning ever since. It all started with on the job training. Then I took classes in accounting at the University of Washington.
Later, using skills I had developed through my canvas work, I launched into woodworking and built kitchen cabinets for a remodel
and bookshelves for a friend.
I took workshops in writing from the Whidbey Island Writer’s Association. I learned Tai Chi.
When I needed a place to market my art, I built an Etsy site to sell my boxes and books and then dove into photography to present my wares. Now I am studying graphic design from a stack of library books and preparing promotional materials for one of my bookkeeping clients.
Am I tired from all that studying? Not a bit. I am enlivened. Hungry for more.
And the most exciting course of all is being enrolled in Life University and studying Life as Art.
The class list is long and varied; the tests are often and unpredictable, the teachers are everywhere. I doubt if I’ll ever actually get my degree. I am more interested in the learning.
How about you? Do you enjoy learning? Which course of study are you passionate about?