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.
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.