I remember hearing that the “key to lifelong learning is a good foundation.”
Although I am interested in always learning more in my life, taking various types of courses for creative practice, etc. I know that there are certain things that I just can’t wrap my head around. I feel as though my math and science skills are definitely lacking, and so I went in to the Arts faculty in university. Is it too late for me? Should I have been studying outside of the classroom, maybe taking some tutoring at a place like Studypoint? I know that with a very full classroom it can be difficult to have enough time for each student, but with tutoring services at Studypoint, or elsewhere, maybe I would have really understood math, for instance. I have a terrible time with numbers! I also would have liked to be tutored in French or Spanish to help me in higher education and also for travelling.
Regardless of what I did and did not have an opportunity to try out when I was younger, I don’t want to look back and regret that I didn’t learn something or don’t know something. My goal this year is to try new things. So far, I have gone scuba diving, snorkelling, and zip-lining! The only thing I liked from those was zip-lining, but I am happy to have tried out the other 2! I plan on going skiing/learning to ski next winter, as well. I will be graduating from university this May and after that I look forward to taking some more lessons – learning to play the violin, maybe? I will be turning 31 this year and will have just gotten my undergrad degree in Art History, minoring in First Nations Studies. I did go to college for Interior Design after high school, but I know that I don’t always do things at the ‘right’ age. . . but this doesn’t stop me.
Really, there is so much I want to learn. I wish I could spend my summers reading at the local library, like I did in my youth. There was a newly renovated library in walking distance to my house and I would spend hours each day going through books row by row and shelf by shelf picking up things that looked interesting. Now, when I go to my university library or the really large main library here in Vancouver, I wish that I could do the same.