I’ll admit it: Most of what I learned in school did little to prepare me for real life. I’ve never once had the need to estimate the area of a triangle, I’ve never been in a situation where I had to identify a frog’s liver, and I’ve certainly never had to recite the Articles of the Constitution. Not that any of those things are unimportant…they simply were not relevant to me and the life I’ve led.
But I do value knowledge. I’ve devoted my life to learning the skills needed to further my careers — yes, I’ve had a few different ones — and opening myself up to new experiences and interests.
I quilt, I cook, I re-purpose old furniture. I love college basketball, the Washington Redskins and the Olympic Games. I love to travel, collecting stories and memories of the places I’ve visited and the people I’ve met along the way.
I’m a lifelong learner and every day I discover something new and interesting about the world around me. Sometimes these discoveries are life-changing revelations, but most often they are simply little nuggets of knowledge that enrich my life.
Welcome to my journey; I hope you enjoy sharing it with me.