Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm loving the pursuit of education . . .

     I am currently sitting at Weber State University in the grand new Elizabeth Hall waiting for my Shakespeare class to begin.  I have to admit that often times this is a hard class for me, due to how long it is and how little we seem to talk about Shakespeare.  While this is currently the case I do have to say how wonderful it has been this semester.  I am taking classes that are stretching me beyond my comfort zone - Linguistics, Shakespeare, Physics, Nature Writing and Math.  While those might be right up your alley they are certainly not mine.  I have to admit that while I have always loved to learn I have not always loved getting an education.  I have come to the conclusion this semester that all along I have been more like avoiding an education than actually getting one.  I have been afraid that maybe I'm not smart enough to handle things that challenge me and take me past things I already know.  I was looking to take the easiest route, the easy "A", where I could coast through.  That, I believe, has been a detriment.  I am busier that I have ever been with more things to read that I think that I can get through, but not withstanding I find myself happier about where my schooling is and I found that I am fascinated by learning something new.
    Now all of that is not to say that I haven't learned something before but I guess it's more of an observation on attitude and how leaving fear aside can change things.  That I guess is my goal for this new year - leave the fear aside.  There are too many times that I let fear dictate- what I can do or who I am and it's been the key to misery, and no one wants to be miserable.

4 comments:

M. Douglas said...

Wish I had more students like you. I'm glad you were converted to our side!

Uno said...

I love you...

I love grand new things...

I love that you and me are in every class together...

And remember...

"I want to be God's speech writer!"

Much Love

Uno...

abby's photo shoppe said...

Keep going MIA! You can doooo it. I am jealous that you are getting your education. I put it off too much and now that I have kiddos I will not go back until they are grown... so sad. So get everything done before your dream guy comes and sweeps you off your feet and you have babies babies babies. Hee hee. I love and miss you.
Abba
PS I am doing the 100 miles before JUNE thing again. PLEASE do it with me???? PA-LEASE?

maria said...

Mia, keep up the good works at college. Brings back memories of my first year at Weber State. I loved it and then I went on to Utah State and I loved that too. Love every minute of college, because all too soon those years will be gone and they can be the best years of your life. They were for me. Love, Aunt Maria