As I came to the realization that my approach to university WAS giving me great grades but WASN'T giving me the usable knowledge I was hoping for, I decided, among other things, to set up this blog as a way to keep my learning a working reality rather than a test score soon forgotten.
Then there were no posts for two years.
That sort of makes me chuckle. Because really, in those two years, I learned (and retained) more than the previous three university years! Life offered a chance to go out and experience learning about the world and its peoples in reality rather than through books. I learned a new language, I fought and struggled to grasp a working understanding of new cultures and coincidently, the people I was living and working with daily.
So when I returned to university to finish my degree, I headed back with this new outlook on learning well-rooted inside of me. Quite frankly it changed the whole experience of classrooms and lectures, studying and essay-writing. This time I was in it for what I could get out of it personally, and it became enjoyable! Sure, it was still incredably demanding, but now it was also thought-provoking and that is something I very much enjoy: and good ponder.
So why have I suddenly posted on a 2-year old blog that was doing just fine as a blank sheet of paper? Well a couple days ago I found one of those truly thought-provoking questions, which I pondered, and then put some of my thoughts into a writen response; an experience which I really enjoyed! So I thought, why not try again?