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Rethinking

How do we know what we want in life? What do we base our morals and standards and expectations off of?

In the past few months and even weeks, I have felt myself shift in my perspective of how others act towards me. We learn many of our attitudes from our parents and mentors while we are young, but we learn just as much from people around us who make mistakes and show us how not to be. Continue reading “Rethinking”

My talent is… Learning

I have a burning desire to learn.

I can’t focus on anything else. All my time is spent either pursuing another talent or thinking of other talents I should pursue. I don’t know what spurred this sudden shift, because a few short months ago I had the worst case of senioritis you’d ever see. Maybe it’s the fact that my brain has sat around idly for a while now, or maybe it’s the prospect of college right around the corner. Maybe it’s the thrill of living in a community where everyone is there by choice, for the specific purpose of learning–after all, they’re paying…

Whatever it is, I can’t get enough. Every morning now, instead of mindlessly scrolling through Twitter for 30 mins, I do a crossword puzzle. It takes the same amount of time, but instead I roll out of bed feeling stimulated and awake, and I’m probably getting smarter too 🙂

When I think about the Russian class I signed up for spontaneously, I am beyond electrified. I can’t stop thinking about learning another language and even the possibility of going to Russia someday–and knowing the language. I mean, how awesome!

I want to read every book I can. I love a good poolside romance, but I also love westerns, mystery, horror, classics, and political novels. I want to write every day. I want to learn new words constantly. I want to have time to play music every single day. I want to learn how to embroider, since that would complete my skill set of knitting and crocheting. I want to stay up to date on political and current events so I can actively contribute to intelligent conversation and society. I want to fill every day with things I love because I know there’s no limit.

Now, it’s unrealistic to do EVERY thing, every day. But the desire is there, which means I will do some every day. And that’s enough, especially as my responsibilities grow each year.

I just want to know as much as I can and be as educated as I can. It goes along with living my life to the highest degree and making the most of every chance I have. This is the best time of my life to do this. I have an open road ahead of me, so why not be immersed in everything I possibly can? Who knows what passions I’ll discover that I never knew were hidden?

And maybe, I’ll turn one of these passions into something that I CAN do every day–and get paid to do it 🙂

Word of the Day– August 9, 2015

Happy Sunday! Here’s a great word for you:

Dearth (noun): a scarcity or lack of something

There is a puzzling dearth of job opportunities coming my way; it’d be appreciated if one were to pop up 🙂

P.S. I don’t know how to say it, but it sure looks like a neat word!

Word of the Day–August 6, 2015

I have so many new words that I can’t help posting!

Verisimilitude (noun): the appearance of being true or real

To be a verisimilar person, you must be honest to yourself and follow what you think is right.

(No, computer, I spelled it right! Stop telling me my big-girl words are spelled wrong!)

Word of the Day–August 5, 2015

I found so many lovely words while reading The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King, and it was hard to pick just one for today! But here it is:

Sough (verb): (of the wind) to make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound

The soft soughing in the air swished mysteriously from the squalls over the sea.

It’s almost like sigh, but not quite 🙂

Word of the Day–July 27, 2015

Today’s smart-girl word is:

Evince (verb): to reveal the presence of a feeling

Using an impressive vocabulary may evince someone’s admiration for your intelligence 🙂

Happy learning!

Word of the Day–July 25, 2015

I love words! Here’s a great word to know:

Obdurate (adjective): Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion.

When I know I am right, I will practice obduracy and stand up for myself.

Happy learning 🙂

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Word of the Day–July 23, 2015

I love learning new words and expanding my vocabulary. It makes me a better reader, writer, and educated member of society. As I read, I collect words I don’t know, look them up, and record them in a personal dictionary. Here’s today’s word of the day!

Sunder (verb): split apart

I love this word because there’s so many different ways to say “divide”, and now I have another way!

What are your favorite words? Happy learning 🙂

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~Albert Einstein

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