I love learning. My ideal day would be spent in a library just soaking up all the information contained in the books. I would, of course, have a couple of dogs by my side as well as a nice cup of tea. I’m going for ideal after all.
I loved school, all grades (yes even jr. high) and have really fond memories of most of my teachers. I was one of those kids that couldn’t wait for summer vacation to be over with and school to start. I loved shopping for school supplies and still to this day get a little bit giddy when I see a pack of #2 pencils, college-ruled binder paper and Trapper Keepers (do they even make those anymore?).
College was a wonderful adventure and I’ve often thought about going back, but I honestly wouldn’t know what I would study. So I read as much as I can and take a lot of online classes. Well, let me rephrase that, I buy a lot of online classes and have been storing them up for that time in the future when I’ll sit down and work through them all. Most of the classes have to do with scrapbooking, digital design and composition, and I have yet to finish a one. I’ve purchased most of them through Big Picture Classes, an incredible resource for all things creative. Once you buy a class, you can go anytime and download the materials and complete it. If you’re wondering why I just didn’t take the classes at their appointed times, well that was mostly because I didn’t have the time, but I wanted to save it for a later date.
So, we come to the constipated goldfish. I noticed last night that Faith, my goldfish, was looking very bloated. So I googled (I love when a word is both a noun and a verb) “my goldfish is bloated” and received many entries for this problem. She either has something called “bloat” or she needs to poop. I checked several of the sources and they all gave the same remedies for both conditions. Epsom salt bath for the bloat and frozen peas for the constipation. Since I don’t know which it is, I’m doing both. Now I’m fairly certain that I would never have searched for remedies for a constipated goldfish without needing a reason, but now I have all this extra knowledge about goldfish. Seems silly, but I think that’s cool. With the click of your mouse your world is opened up to an infinite amount of knowledge. Pretty neat.
So back to my online classes. The day has come for me to weave these classes into my schedule and work on completing them. And I’m going to commit to NOT adding any more classes until I’ve at least completed two. So in between the exercise, household chores, yard work, making dinner, blog posting and dog walking, I will learn how to design my scrapbooks. Wish me luck….