I love learning. I always have. Not that I have always retained what I learned but I love the process of learning. At the moment, I am teaching myself WordPress and have created this blog.
Languages are one of my favorite things to study. Over the last 44 years, I taken classes in Spanish, German (so hard), classical Greek, Chinese, French, and Italian. (Oh, I studied Hindi for a couple months before I went to India; a good traveler should always make a basic effort at the local language.) Other than English, I can claim to have a working knowledge only of Italian, and I haven’t kept that up the last few years. But I can ask for the restroom on most continents. For me learning a foreign language is a big puzzle. I have to try to make all the pieces work together.
To move forward on my road to recharging and reconnecting, I am going to take classes to help me develop portable skills: web design, Photoshop and other Adobe products, copy and developmental editing, writing, publishing, and . . . whatever pushes my buttons when I see the course description. Classes can be expensive, even adult education classes at the local community colleges, so I am looking for ways to economize. I belong to Groupon but rarely use it. Recently, however, I found a web design class, normally $775, for $79. For that price, it could be awful and still worth the money.