I love to learn. I wish the days were longer and I could learn everything there is to learn in this world. I wish I could memorize entire encyclopedias and become an expert in almost everything useful and good.
While I can’t obviously know everything, I can spend some time to learn new things. Now that I’m off school, I can actually dictate what I want to learn.
After I got my degree in Mass Media, I thought that jobs would be lining up for me. I thought that with my experience (three years in Mass Media field) plus my degree, I would have people calling me and asking for my services. Over thirty applications later, I still have not received a call for an interview.
How does this relate to learning? Well, it seems that a lot of the better paying jobs nowadays (and the future) deal with computer programming (and I’m including website stuff here). And for me, this is not just a way to make some extra money, but I do actually enjoy learning about how websites, the Internet and computers work.
When AOL ruled providers and Geocities ruled the web, I was a teenager and taught myself HTML and created a couple of websites from scratch. Over the years, I’ve learned some basic CSS, but I stopped there. I didn’t have the time or the drive to further my education.
I will be sharing my successes and failures in this blog and I would love for you to join me. And, if you plan on learning something new, please share it with me!