Forever Learning

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There’s so much information, especially today, available online and in libraries for anyone to access and educate themselves on various topics/disciplines.  Unfortunately when in school as a kid, like many I didn’t fully appreciate my free education.  As an adult and college student I’ve grown to love learning.  Not just to get good grades and graduate, but for the sake of learning itself.  I have many interests, including but not limited to;

  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Yoga
  • Italian (Language and Culture)/ Same with Japanese
  • Psychology
  • Videogames
  • Religion
  • Mythology
  • Writing
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Music (particularly the violin, used to play, would love to pick it up again)
  • History (never my favorite subject when I was a kid but now I feel motivated to learn more
  • Science
  • Weather/nature (volcanoes, geology)

Whenever I come across something I don’t know much about that even slightly interests me, I see it as a challenge and begin researching and learning what I can. Education is a lifelong journey.  It doesn’t have to be complex stuff, it could be as simple as a card game my friend introduced me to, I knew nothing about it and have never played any living card games but I went and learned as much as I could about it, which ended up turning into a big interest/hobby of mine.

I’m very happy that I’ve come to fully appreciate the value of education.

 

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Just Do It

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I’ve been very productive lately.  Studying math on Khan Academy, Italian on Duolingo, drawing, exercising, reading a lot, cleaning.  I feel good!  Having trouble sleeping the past few days, it’s going on 5am now, I only got 4 hours of sleep though, same the previous night.  Either way, I feel much more motivated which is so good, because I was in a rut for a long time.  I’ve been excited about things in my life, and managing my anxiety better.  I tend to tell myself “Just Do It” like the Nike catchphrase, when needing or wanting to do certain things but feeling apprehension about it.  I just go right into whatever I need to do without thinking about it, the hardest part is starting, whether that be drawing or exercising, once I start I can really get into it and the motivation follows, I had been wasting so much time in my life waiting for the right moment to do things or waiting until the motivation comes to me, and never getting anything done.

Thanks for reading!

Update: Missing Inspiration

I’ve been very exhausted during the day, so much that I fall asleep for an hour or so by the mid-morning/afternoon, so I spoke to my pharmacist about switching one of my medications to night time and she said that was okay, so I’ll be trying that out tomorrow, hoping that helps!  I’ve been quite unmotivated lately, which I’m trying to work on.  Was feeling depressed for awhile but I seem to be doing better in that regard the past few days.  Did some yoga and drew a picture earlier.  Need to take some walks during the weekend.  It’s going to rain and I’m very happy about that, not a fan of hot weather.  I prefer rain or snow actually, something about summer frustrates me.  I think it’s because there’s so many people out and about, makes me very anxious.  I like the calm feeling of rainy days and the quietness of winter.

I’m trying to find how to get my inspiration back, I used to be inspired easily to write, draw, and do other projects. It’s like I’m missing the spark I used to have.  Anyone have any tips?

Really have been getting back into gaming.  Lately I’ve been playing Story of Seasons: A Trio of Towns.  It’s very relaxing and fun.  Also have been messing around on the Sims 4, making weird characters. I am really looking forward to E3 and hopefully finding out news about the new Animal Crossing game, there’s been no details released even though they announced it a long time ago.

Caught Zapdos today on Lets Go Pikachu!

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Update

Haven’t been posting much the past few days because I was having a lot of difficulty with motivation and was feeling pretty bad. I’m starting to feel more optimistic though and things have calmed down with the voices thankfully.

I’ve been getting behind in my classes due to this, I need to get back on top of things. I know I can do it, I’ve done it before. I just have to push myself a little harder this time.

I’m trying to reconnect with my faith, I’ve felt very disconnected from it the past few months. I plan on going to mass tomorrow evening.

One good thing is I have been going to the gym a couple times a week, I find it really helpful to get excess energy out, it helps me feel more relaxed, and it’s healthy of course.

Productive Days

Since I’ve been getting sleep I’ve been getting a lot of stuff done and have been very motivated.  Today I read 90 pages total in two textbooks and a pdf article , went to the store, went to class, plus had lunch with my sister.  Yesterday I finished writing a 7 page paper I had procrastinated on, cleaned my apartment, finished coloring a sketch.

I’m extremely happy with this change and hope to keep it up.  I got the letter from my professor for my service learning paper so I can volunteer at a local agency for a couple hours then write about it.  I decided to sign up to help serve a meal at a non profit organization that cooks dinners for the hungry every evening.