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Learning

“When you stop learning, you stop living in any vital and meaningful sense” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

I have always enjoyed learning new things since I was a small child. It was always fun to learn about new culture, new languages, and most importantly, new academic subject (ok, except physics and chemistry).

There was a period of my life when learning was made difficult, and I retrieved within. Since I would like to keep my blog positive, I’d best not dwell on it, so let’s just call it the dark age of my life and leave it at that.

Coming out the other side of it, I found it easier to learn handicraft, and that was when I rekindled my passion in knitting. It was like a long lost friend, we simply picked up where we had left off. The myriad of skills, techniques, yarns, designs and the possibilities of a combining any of the above, are all very fascinating.

In addition to knitting, I’ve also learnt crochet, spinning, and even taken up a few free online course at coursera.org. If you’ve not tried this website, I strongly recommend it to you. The courses are free and they are offered by universities around the world, taught by professors. The subjects available include philosphy, engineering, business, law, history, and many more.

For the strangest reasons, the more I’ve got planned for a day, the better I manage time. Well, it maybe an illusion, but I do my best. The day seems to flow from one activity to another, allowing me to experience different things all in one day. Sometimes I do get into a bit of a flap, but my darling fiancĂ©, who is also my rock, would remind me to slow down and put things into perspective. It really is a blessing that I have someone I can trust and depend on, and that everything seems to work out fine in the end.

As of late, I’ve got reacquainted with iWeb whilst learning how to use a drawing programme, in the attempt to build a website for our company. For a person who’s not particularly tech-minded, I find this quite challenging at times. Nonetheless, I’ll give it my best shot and see what I can come up with.

In the space of 24 hours, there’s only that much one can do. When I manage to squeeze in as many new experience in as possible, it makes the day more interesting. This is all very exciting and I can’t wait to present to you the fruit of my learning efforts.

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