One of the great things I get to do regularly, is look for inspirational quotes. They pepper my marketing work and the other work I do. I pick them up, try to remember them and off I go. I was struck by this question and I'm buggered if I can remember who it came from. So if you know, do feel free to let me know. In fact, I'd really appreciate it.
Anyway, despite my lack of attention of where it came from...this resonated with me on a deep, deep level. You see I'm a committed learner. Doesn't matter what I'm studying, I'm a happy bunny. It would be true to say that if I won an obscene amount of money tomorrow, I'd set up a multi-disciplinary centre for learning. I think they used to be called universities. I'd focus on any subject with the potential to improve peoples' lives: art, literature, science, massage...you get my drift. And to get in, a student would have to justify their being there. They'd have to argue how they would use their learning to help others or make the world a better place. There would also be places for the complete geniuses who are too lunatic to make it in the real world.
Hey! It's my lottery fantasy. It's not supposed to be realistic. The chances of me winning an obscene amount of money are severely limited by the fact that I don't do the lottery. I'm actually genetically incapable of gambling. I lose every time. Without fail. And it's cool really. Though setting up my learning commune would be very many shades of awesome. If there's anyone with an obscene amount of money who wants to invest it in purely philanthropic activities...I'm your bitch. Yes I am. Honest to goodness.
So, what have I learnt today?
Today, I have learnt that I am still learning. And it's exciting.
You see, I'm having a rough day. And that's great! No, honestly, it really is great. Because it's become an opportunity to practice digging deep inside myself to find more resources. It gives me the opportunity to have a good old whinge and for that to be okay. It's giving me the opportunity to test out my beliefs to see whether they are robust.
And the best thing about today? I can go to bed and tomorrow will be a new day, a fresh start, the chance to learn something else.