L E A R N I N G – My word for the year – thanks to Erin of Treasures Found for prompting us to look for a word that’s going to urge us on this year! I chose learning for many reasons. I don’t know if you all know, I have a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management. I quickly found out that I do not do well in the corporate world. Politics and competition are not my style; I found I just could not be healthy in that environment. That’s ok, too – I’m glad I found it out. I did have a Ph.D. I worked for tell me that I would never be truly happy unless I got a Ph.D. myself – I believe that to be true. However, at this point, that’s never going to happen! Not only do I not have any desire at this point to start school all over again, I can’t begin to figure out what I want to do when I grow up!
Hence, learning. I have many things I want to learn about – Shinto, Hadrian’s Wall, Constellations. But also things like, what type of person am I, how can I be a better partner, mother, family member and friend? How can I get off my behind and get all the beady ideas I have in my head into something productive? And there’s several of those – I always seem to be behind the eight ball with my ideas – I make something and then I see someone already selling it!
I’ll share some of my findings this year with you! I think I’ll start with something easy, like investigating Hadrian’s Wall. Also, I know I want to take a PMC class. I’m hoping to go to Toulouse this winter with the engineer, and I’ll try and learn all about that all over again (I was in Toulouse for a summer at the Dickinson College Study Center).