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).

7 thoughts on “L E A R N I N G”

  1. Sue, learning is such a great word for the year. In fact, I think that one would work every year ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm like you. I have my post grad degrees, worked at them, and was unhappy (all caps there on the unhappy). I'm looking forward to all that you learn about this year. I hope you'll share it with us. Happy journey!

  2. J'aimerais voir Toulouse un jour. I have always wanted to go to France, my roots start there. My husband was a missionary there and got to see Toulouse, that would be so nice.
    I hope you learn about your wall, and tell us about it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bonne semaine!


  3. Sue, I love your theme of Learing for the year. I think we are always learning… if we're not, the alternatives aren't pretty. As you begin and continue on the journey enjoy everyday! It's a gift and I think you have a gift for seeing the beauty in that.

    I found your blog via Art Beads blog. I'm looking forward to seeing your special creations in 2010! Blessings to you and yours!

  4. I, too, am still working on figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. I didn't go so far as to get advanced degrees because I didn't know what I'd want to get them in :o)

    But, I am always learning – either through reading, traveling, or learning new crafty things…This year should be the year where I continue to work on my polymer clay and PMC skills…Especially since I just got a kiln and some PMC3 and CoprClay to work with :o)

    I can't wait to see where your learning takes you!

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