Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Newly Enrolled

I LOVE learning! I do, maybe I'm addicted. I want to learn everything and I frequently get frustrated by what I don't know. I should probably not be too harsh on myself after all I'm only ALMOST-26. But alas, I think of all of the things that I want to understand. It's amazing how much you learn in college only to realize when you graduate that you have only covered .000001 percent of things to learn.
I can't financially justify grad school right now so I've taken it upon myself to be my own professor. I have been checking out textbooks online and my heart pitterpats at the mere thought of my own textbooks full of knowledge. They will even be filled with thought questions, applications, and test preps :) My first course by Professor Becky will be American Government and Politics - all 700 pages of it.
I've come to realize at work - where a common topic of conversation is politics, congressmen, and how they will affect our funding - that I don't really know much about the political atmosphere in the United States and while I don't want to turn into a person who debates politics all day every day, I feel the need to be more aware. Luckily my text book will cover everything from the creation of the Constitution up to the recent issues that we face. I'm pretty excited!
Hopefully I get an A.
After that I think I'll pursue a Nutritional Course, maybe a History of Modern Music Course, and then ... okay the list really never ends. So, if anyone has any ideas of good books on nutrition or music, let me know! (Cheri, just sell me your text book when you're done.)
Alright, now that I'm all motivated to learn and know everything, I must go remind myself that "all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he hath strength. And, again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order."
For those of you like me who have a serious lack of patience with themselves, keep that in mind. Keep the goal to learn and know and do everything, just remember to enjoy doing it one day at a time.


  1. Sister, AP Gov & Pol was my favorite favorite favorite class in high school :) I'm sad I can't remember all the things I knew last year. Dang. As for Nutrition, I sold the book. But I love the music class I'm in. Love it! :) You're such a smart girl...have fun.

  2. I love politics! Hopefully you will have fun learning about everything. I am also addicted to learning. Currently my obsession is cooking/nutrition/food. So, my awesome professionally-trained chef friend is giving me free lessons every Wednesday after work for the next 20 weeks. I'm thrilled. I'm also going to attempt learning how to play piano and speak Spanish. Too bad my full-time job gets in the way of all the interesting stuff!