I graduated yesterday. It’s still technically yesterday as I type this. Last time I started a post like this, I was graduating high school, and I started off talking about how I didn’t feel any different, and how I was happy to be done and not have to spend any more time with the people in my class. This time it’s a little different. I don’t feel the same as I did before the ceremony. And I will miss seeing everyone everyday.
Now, I’m a big supporter of education. I believe that the more we know about diverse subjects, the better off we are in our personal lives, the relationships that we hold, and our careers. I’m also a huge fan of learning for fun. Some people collect figurines, some people collect coins, I collect knowledge.
Have you ever wondered how some people get to be so smart? Or maybe they just seem to understand everything. Maybe they were born smart. Is there a genius gene? I don’t know. Maybe…
But I find the easiest way to learn, and be one of those “smart people” is to ask two questions. How? and Why?
So, I’ve decided to start a new series since I seem to have run out of ideas after I finished the A to Z Challenge. I’m also running low on ideas for Appreciate the Little Things. And of course, the Weekly Photo Challenge is only one post a week. Now that I’m done linking you to every other post, I’ll continue with this one. This should be pretty self-explanatory, but I’ll help you out. I’m going to post a quote, then explain what it means to me. I’ll try to have a variety of topics, but feel free to suggest some quotes or topics. Comment if you must. Okay, I’m done begging for attention. Here’s the first quote.
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” ~John Dewey
This quote goes along with the belief that one never actually stops learning. Even though you aren’t in school, or taking classes or purposely trying to learn something, doesn’t mean that you aren’t learning anymore. A lot of people think that going to school is “Preparing” you for the real world, and after you finish school you stop learning, or “preparing.” But the truth is: you never stop learning. Personally, I’ve found that the times when I’m not learning anything, are the times when I’m incredibly bored. In order to reduce the amount of time I spend allowing my brain to idle, I make sure I always have something to work on. It could be reading, playing an instrument, doing an art project, researching something, playing with a pet, learning a new skill, or tons of other things. You don’t have to have your head buried in a textbook or be taking a test to be learning. Living your life is learning. Be alive. Go learn something.
Not the movie, though it wasn’t a bad movie, but my reaction to my mail delivery today.
I found my AP test scores, I passed them all (yay!), and a letter from my college saying that They had moved me from English 101 to English 103, which is the class that I wanted! Yay! This is so exciting that everything worked out so well. I got all of the classes that I wanted and I have a few with some friends that I made at orientation. And thanks to ratemyprofessor.com, I’ve found some helpful information on how to get on specific teachers’ good side. Should be fun! But most importantly, I’m starting college with 9 credit hours. That’s just three short of an entire semester.
So excited for college!