Fun Monday # 130 Back to school!
Our hostess this week is Faye who asks:
--Do you still think of yourself as a student? A lifelong learner?
--If so, what would you like to learn? Something job related to improve your work performance? Technology skills to keep up with the modern times? Personal financial management skills? Stress management strategies? Playing bridge? Belly dancing? Writing? Better blogging? Speaking another language? Car maintenance? DIY home improvements? You get the idea--the list of learning options for adults is endless.
--Are you currently taking a class or online study? What is this experience like? What are you learning?
--If not actually in a class, how do you learn something new? Tutorials on computer or TV? How to books? One on one with an instructor or coach? Practice on your own?
I could easily answer this all these questions one word...NO..... but in some ways that wouldn't be strictly true. Although, I'm not actually doing any formal learning, in the past three years I have done a lot of self learning.
Before I retired using the computer was mainly work related and sending a few emails. That all changed and it became my main hobby, well I think you all know that!
I have become much more interested in trying to take better photographs and I'm still learning more about photoshop elements for macs. I do my own research and try to follow it through, I won't pretend I find it easy as I don't always understand computer lingo. I did put my name down to attend a photography/computer course but the guy who was intending to run it hasn't organised anything yet. Maybe not enough people were interested.
I did a lot of research and reading about setting up and keeping my 'worm works' and this is ongoing as there is a bit more involved than I had originally imagined.
Also, I have been saying that I'm going to learn to paint (I have plenty of materials) maybe that needs to be my next project, I keep finding
I know when I come and read all the learning everyone else is doing, it will put me to shame. I also realise that one needs to keep the old grey matter stimulated so maybe your posts will get me motivated to try something new.