“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”
– Winston Churchill
Lately, I’ve been realizing that I take my schooling for granted. I get caught up in the stress of grades, deadlines, and assignments and forget what a blessing it is to have the opportunity to learn. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend college and will be graduating in just a few short months! Looking back now, it seems like such a blur. The time has truly flown the past year and end is approaching quickly.
My one regret is not being able to read every book or article that was assigned and truly embrace the learning experience. This semester I’ve been working on reading my assigned books and trying to incorporate them into areas of my life where I can sit back and take in the world. For example, I used to always do homework at home on my couch. That isn’t to say I don’t still do a lot of it there, but I’m making a conscious effort to get outside, go to a coffee shop, or my barn and do my homework there. It helps me stay awake and focused while allowing myself to take mental breaks looking around me, rather than on facebook or browsing the internet.
It’s definitely not a perfect system and without a doubt, there are not enough hours in the day to fully embrace each and every class. However, I’m making it a goal this semester to get outside and do my work in places I can enjoy it more. Seeing the end of the long road to getting a college education definitely helps this fuel this drive.
Someone remind me of this newfound joy for learning next semester when I’m in grad school… k thanks 😉
“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – Thomas Huxley