I dare you . . .
To learn something new and share it with the world!
What’s the worst that can happen?
Don’t answer that question. The answer is nothing.
When was the last time you learned something new? Whether it was by choice, for school/work, for a project . . . or even, for a practical reason, like something broke and it was just more cost-effective to learn how to repair or replace, and simply do it yourself. When was the last time you really dug in to new learnings?
Nowis the perfect time to learn something new. With so much information at our fingertips, it simply makes sense. Between podcasts, YouTube, online courses found on platforms EdEx, Udemy or Creative Live, or even workshops like the altMBA, there are so many options for on-demand learning.
You can even challenge yourself and learn new skills offline. Try something that connects you with nature, friends, or even strangers. Perhaps a weekly goal of one new hike with an attempt to identify birds or plant species.
Maybe I just can’t sit still for very long, but I really do enjoy self-directed, creative, challenging, and novel learning and projects.
Here are some (new to me) learnings that I explored over the past few weeks:
How to make homemade Kombucha Tea, which sent me on a fermentation kick making homemade sauerkrauts too. It’s tasty, healthy, and way cheaper than buying regularly.
Operating a new FujiFilm XT-20 mirrorless camera. A new camera with new features is always fun to learn.
Blogging, putting sustained effort into putting written work out to the world. It’s not perfect, and it may not be for everyone. But, hopefully it’s worthwhile for those that read.
Fishing with my son. (Surprisingly, I was never that into fishing as a kid), but now it’s been fun to learn the intrices and skills. From tying specific knots and using different bait and presentations to catch a specific species of fish, it’s been a fun experience to get outside and occasionally catch dinner.