I LOVE music. Classical, oldie, country, or pop? Really doesn’t matter to me. A new song on the radio with a catchy beat is my kryptonite. I will listen to it until I know every word and nuance. (Don’t worry…I stick to the tune only….well usually….dance routines are purely optional.)
But what about experience based learning?
I loved teaching all 10 years I was in the classroom, but my first year there were lots of lessons I wasn’t counting on learning. I was excited to be in the classroom and put into practice all the “stuff” 4 years of college taught me. I don’t think I even made it past 1st hour before I realized that experience was gonna teach me a heck of a lot more than any college professor did! My whole first year of teaching was one learning experience after another. It was both exciting and exhausting. I was thankful for all I learned from it, but I was also thankful that I didn’t have to repeat it again! The rest of my “teaching years” I was able to build on my experience and knowledge. I think you could even say I achieved a bit of “expert” status by the time I quit to be a stay at home mom. I had routines and systems that made everything flow smoothly…but all of those systems and processes took years to perfect.
So, now here I am a full time Pumper’s Wife. New customers. New Computer systems. New networks. New processes. New EVERYTHING. And you know what? It frustrates me because I know nothing but time and experience will get me what I need to know…you can’t speed that up no matter what you do.
Now here I sit in my quandary…how can I speed up my years of experience without aging myself? (I used to just think I had to figure out how not to age….now I have to figure out that AND gain experience???? UGH…nothing like an unachievable challenge to get a girl up in the morning!!)
I ask again, how do you approach learning and gaining experience? (Feel free to post any anti-aging advice as well…)
‘Til we meet again folks!