It's one of my favorite times of the year - Back to School.
I love this time mainly because I have a big crush on books, learning and cute professors with leather patches on the elbows of their sweaters. Well, really just one certain professor with said sweater.
But I digress.
The prospect of a new semester holds promise. It's that promise of expansion and growth that excites me. Each January and August (the two "new year" times in my life) I look for some way that I can intentionally grow or expand.
Last Spring I went to college not as the teacher but as a student for a change. I took a fascinating course on the Psychology of Religion. I'd take that class again in a heartbeat. And the experience has me thinking I might audit some more courses at the university. I'm even thinking of teaching a new course myself next fall - a course on food.
I'm also planning to try a new hobby. I do this every few years. A couple years ago it was cooking. I'm not sure yet but this year it might be Zumba. Anyone tried it?
Did you know it is fabulously good for you to keep learning new things? Sudoku. Ball Room Dancing. Knitting. Writing Poetry. Indoor Gardening. Anything.
So tell me, what do you plan to learn this year?
Here's a video to inspire you.
Is there a class you will attend, or a hobby you might take up? Will you delve into a new Bible study or maybe extreme couponing? ... What might you try this school year?