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Saturday, April 13, 2013

L is for Learning

This should come as no surprise given the name of my blog.  However, there is quite a bit of irony in some of what I am about to say.  The fact that this is going up after noon on its assigned day is testament to the fact that I don’t always apply what I have learned.  This challenge has been a wonderful learning experience.  It has taught me much about preplanning and advance preparation.  Yeah, still working on putting it into practice.

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)

4 comments:

  1. I feel as if I am learning in so many different aspects, but if I summarized them ALL it would be to put in to practice what I already know to do. Sounds so elementary, doesn't it?

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    1. Yeah, I have that same thing going on. I don't understand why it is so difficult. BTW - I'd love for you to teach me to crochet!

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  2. Amy,
    I think one of the reasons I do A-Z is all the little bits of information I pick up that I never knew before. Did you know for instance that a male cat that is fixed is called a cob.I have owned many cats and never knew this.
    Did you know the difference between a National Park and Monument is a park is decided by Congress, a Monument by the President of The United States...I could go on and on.

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    1. Oh my! I have had a long standing love affair with trivia. I've never heard either of those. I was looking up professional licensing requirements in VA the other day and came across Branch Pilots (captains who steer large boats through the shipping lanes.) The board for this profession was chartered by the king of England in the 1600's.

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