I am Still Learning

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Lazy Learners.”

I would like to introduce this post by giving myself a solid tap on the back. I’m 26 years old, I work 2 jobs and I go to University part-time. In the past couple of months alone, I’ve accomplished a lot of things on my to-do list:

  • Starting a blog (oh, hello!)
  • Starting to paint and attempting to sell my art
  • Being more physically active

So, to say I consider myself a “lazy learner” wouldn’t be fair, I’ve done a lot of reading, research and experimenting to get me where I am today.

To be brutally honest though, there are a whole list of things that I haven’t gotten around to learning, and I’m a bit ashamed of them:

  • Learning how to drive
  • Learning how to swim
  • Learning a new language
  • Taking a sewing lesson
  • Taking a class in graphic design

In all cases I did some legwork to get myself going, such as watch YouTube videos, read my driver’s manual, use the Duolingo application on a daily basis, but I truly haven’t crossed any of these things off my list. Is it in part laziness? Probably. But, I think it’s more likely that in the grand scheme of things, none of these were my top priorities.

Unfortunately, I did waste a lot of time. The majority of my early twenties was spent being the laziest human on earth. A story for another day…

But in the past 2 to 3 years, I’ve grown as an individual, I’ve truly accomplished so much in such little time, and for that I am very proud of myself.

No one can do it all, it’s impossible. But progress is key.

Remember that not everyone learns the same way. If your first method didn’t work – don’t give up, try a different way.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

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18 comments

  1. I am really impressed at what you’ve accomplished. Learning to drive is not that important if you don’t have a car huh. I can’t afford a car but I use my drivers license as I.D. It comes in handy .

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  2. Truly impressed by what you’ve accomplished. Excellent.

    If it makes you feel any better. I don’t know how to swim at all. I took swimming lessons back in my high school days…It didn’t work out for me…plus, my P.E teacher at that time was a complete asshole. He past me of course, but he never taught anyone how to swim.

    You have a chance here to learn to swim…so, make all of us proud and do it. 🙂

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  3. I’m in my early 20s and I think I’m on a slow start with my life now. But thanks for sharing this it makes me motivated to accomplish my goals (I wanna go back to uni again someday) 🙂

    P.S. I’m with you on the Duolingo app – finishing the daily tasks is a big achievement to me too ^^ But lately I haven’t gone back to doing it (even the daily reminder gave up on me haha). Maybe I should do it again!

    Sorry if it’s a long comment. About the swimming thing, I remember our first swimming class back in college when our professor asked us to reach the other end of the pool (with whatever means possible) during the period- a lot of us didn’t know how to swim so we had to walk and stop in the middle, or swim like a dog. But I think what kept us going is seeing everybody doing the same thing and laughing at ourselves the same time. Maybe you can start off by doing a lap, anyway you can always rest in the middle 🙂 the important thing is to keep going to the other end (I’m saying this more to myself). Anyway, thanks!

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    1. Haha thank you for you lovely comment! What language are you learning on Duolingo?! I’ve been trying to learn Italian for a while now! This summer I did a lot of jumping in my parents’ pool so I’m at least getting use to the water now – one step at a time, or stroke in this case haha 🙂 thanks for the advice and the encouragement! I really appreciate it 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! 🙂 I’m learning Spanish (because it’s a little close to my native language). I tried a little of Italian too but it was so foreign to me I gave up after the first lesson hehe! Good luck to us ^_^/ I think I might have to start all over though because I forgot the past lessons already -____-
        That’s great haha! Now that I think about it, I think I registered for that swimming class just to have free access of the pool. I’m sure your parents are having a great time watching you too 🙂

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  4. When you follow your dreams, the universe takes care of you. When you deny them for any reason, you become a burden to those around you. This is ancient Haudenosaunee thinking. You know the tribe as Iroquois probably.

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