My love for education began in kindergarten. I used to come home on a Monday afternoon and sit down to do my homework. The rule in our house was that we had to do our homework each afternoon first, before we could do “fun things”. I would complete my week’s homework tasks in the one sitting on Mondays … Not only did I like learning new things, but I quickly caught on to the “fun things” rule – if I did all my homework on the first day, I could just do fun stuff for the rest of the week! Yes, I was a bit of a smarty pants …
I’ve carried this fondness for learning with me throughout my life, and I was so excited to compile my list of options after finishing high school. I was “on the edge of my seat”, so to speak, waiting for uni offers to come out! In my first #Blogtober17 post, I mentioned the disciplines I have studied: while I enjoy studying, I am the sort of person who needs structure around my learning. I will sometimes read about a topic I’m interested in, but if it’s something I am really keen on, I generally do a course on it. This is one of the reasons I ended up with my degrees (another being that I changed career directions a couple of years after completing my undergrad degree). I’m so grateful to have been able to study the things I have – and also very much appreciate the people who have supported me while doing so – because it has given me the opportunity to work in some great jobs and participate in some great projects.
I am aware that this may come across as a bit braggy, but that is not my intention. What I am trying to highlight is my love of learning, and the opportunities anyone can have by putting time and effort into learning about things they enjoy. Whether it be for professional development or simply to know more about something that really interests you, education is something that lasts a lifetime. You can pull it out and brush it off after years on the shelf, and it is still useful to you.
Education is something that I really value; it is something my parents taught me to value, and it is something I hope to encourage my son to value, as well. I don’t care whether he wants to be a sportsman or a doctor or a writer or a panel beater … He can do whatever he likes for a career, because I want him to enjoy his job – a thing he will have to do for eight hours a day. As long as he makes an effort at school and get some sort of qualification, I will be happy. For his sake. I want the world to be his oyster; I want him to do something that makes him happy. Like all parents, I want the best things in life for my kid. One of those things is education.
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