I have been introduced to genres of writing, such as flash fiction, that I didn’t know really existed. My friend Jo does this every week on her blog in a series she callsThursday Tales. By the third paragraph I’m hooked and then it is over. ARGHH!! I marvel at the story that can develop in a few concise sentences and well thought out details. You should really check out her work.
I’ve come across multiple sites for unusual or lesser known words. These could quickly become addicting to this word geek. I love learning about etymologies and original usages. I find that often I have completely misunderstood, or worse, misused a word.
Learning can be a very humbling experience. Who likes to admit that they just don’t know? It can also be time consuming when something apparently simple ends up being far more complex than you had imagined. This is also what fascinates me. Rarely is a thing as superficial as it appears.
My one word for this year has been CREATE. As I have experimented with projects I have had to learn about materials, processes, and techniques. I’m gaining a much deeper appreciation for those who create on a regular basis.
This is a year of growth that is directly related to my love of learning in so many ways.
I’d love to hear about something you have been learning recently.
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2Timothy 3:14-17 (ESV)