L is for Learn
Everyday we learn something new. A new skill, a new word, a new recipe. Everyday we discover something new.
Life long learning exists, it is the natural way of living. We might be learning less or at a slower pace than kids when we are adults, but we still learn.
Kids, you can watch them learn. Learn to independently move. Learn to communicate. Learn to climb the stairs. Learn to do shoelaces. Learn to count. Learn to write their name. Learn to eat with cutlery. Learn to express themselves. Learn to read and write.
We learn to use new technologies, if we are open minded and want to do so. We learn to use the washing machine, or we don’t. We learn to cook, to cook a new meal. We learn to dress correctly for a new job. We might learn how to fix the plumbing, to use a drill.
There is always something that can be learnt. Don’t tell me or anyone that you are too old to learn something new. Unless you are physically unable to do something, it will be your own mental walls that keep you from learning something new. Maybe you won’t be an expert, but you can always try to understand to manage.
What have you learnt over the past days? Over the past weeks? Over the past months? Over the last few years?
Since I left university, I learnt many new things. I learnt about building my own business. I learnt to teach German, and I am still learning a lot while doing that. I learnt about Vitamin D. I learnt a lot of things about HPV. I learn about love every day, because about that we always learn. I learn about friendship, which like love is a continuous lesson. I learnt and still learn about teenagers and kids in general. I think I learnt more about everyday sociology in the last three years than I did learn in my sociology classes. I learnt how to clean a siphon. I continuously learn new things about French administration. I learnt how to change a baby. I learnt about honesty, or the lack thereof. I am learning how to use twitter. I am somehow learning about SEO. I learnt how to price my services. I learnt how to teach a class of teenagers that won’t listen. I am learning how to have an organised apartment. I am learning how to deal with the loss of my mother. I am
learning rediscovering how to paint, I am rediscovering this love. I learnt that I must write to stay sane, that it is the best way I have to express my thoughts.
I am learning something every day!
Long legged Lisa longingly looks at Linda’s loved lips.
During the month of April, I am participating in the A to Z Challenge, my theme is authenticity and eclecticism, which in my book go hand in hand.
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