Learning new shit makes me happy. I am what you would call a serial course taker. And yes, I was one of those kids who loved school, and not the hang with mates during recess love, the soak up anything and everything the teacher would throw at me kinda love.
Assignments were like my version of heaven. And waiting for the A+ in red pen on the top of my paper was almost as exciting as waking up early on Christmas morning and ripping open my presents. In fact, when my daughter was doing Year 12, and then again at uni, there were many an occasion where you would find me drooling over her assignment questions, wishing that I could do them for her.
My passion for learning has not dulled with age. In fact as I launch into my fifty-second year, I have also launched myself into several courses.
Last month I became a Certified MindBody Syndrome Practitioner and also participated in Represented, a life-altering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion course led by the wonderful Annie Gichuru. It was actually in this course that I confronted (in a good way) what it was to be a lifelong learner. To be committed to living a life of expansion and growth, not because there is something missing in who I am right now or what I know, but because there is always more to learn.
Isn't that just the best news ever! Always more to learn!
So to keep the ball rolling, I have just commenced a 6 month coaching course with Beautiful You Coaching Academy. Two weeks in and of course, you guessed it, I'm loving it.
If you could see my desk right now, and my bedside table, and my audible list, podcast list, social media and kindle library, you would see it choc-full of learning opportunities.
Learning through other's sharing their own experiences and breakthroughs is one of the most rewarding ways to learn. It is through other's that we get to see ourselves. It is through their experiences that we get to move past our own barriers. It is through their generosity and vulnerability that we get to be okay with who we are.
And being okay with who we are is one of the most valuable lessons we each have to learn.
So lifelong learning is the path for me, and you are welcome to join me. In fact, I'd love the company, and the chance to pick your brain for new courses for me to dive into.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever (Mahatma Gandhi)