Lindsay Brazell

Music Educator and Creative Professional

Starting Monday 9/5/16

Happy Monday, folks! I hope everyone enjoyed the first few weeks of school, or is excited to start a new year if you live up north! 

So, according to Henry’s quote, are you young or are you old? HINT: The goal here is to stay young forever! Keep learning about your field, or about ANYTHING! 

Now, you don’t need to physically go back to school to keep learning. Of course, if you want to and can afford to, totally go for it! It’s not necessary, though. Here are ways you can keep learning throughout life:

  1. Read books. Put down the romance novels and pick up a book about a topic you want to learn about. If it’s teaching, you could really get lost on Amazon for hours sifting through all kinds of inspirational books. 
  2. Go to a conference. Even if you just attend the performances there is a lot to be learned at conferences! Sometimes my favorite part about attending a conference is talking with colleagues and learning from them! 
  3. Take a class. Want to learn how to paint? Find an art teacher to give you lessons! Want to get better at piano? Find a teacher! Want to give yoga a shot? Find a studio! Or, if you’re really intense, see what summer courses nearby colleges are offering, and maybe use them for certification credit! 
  4. Find a new hobby. I recently became interested in gardening because I’m super jealous of my instagram feed of people’s homegrown tomatoes and herbs. I bought a gardening magazine and decided to start growing basil and rosemary, and so far, it’s not going well. The basil was doing really well and now I feel like it has stopped growing. The rosemary hasn’t even sprouted and I don’t know why. Regardless, I’ve learned a bunch about gardening and I’m hoping to find some success…eventually. I think I should start over. Any gardeners out there that have wisdom…do share!

Make September your month to learn something new! Pick up a book! Make plans to take a class or attend a conference! Buy some yarn and knit! Or find a hobby that makes you not seem like an 80 year old grandma! 

Have a great week!

 

Photo Credit: Image made with Word Swag

 

About Lindsay

I’m Lindsay, a choral music educator by day, a singer-songwriter by evening, and a writer when time allows. You can find my latest album, The Room I Found – Lindsay Morelli on iTunes.

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