I have been in the world of academia since 1987, Dear Reader. For over three decades I have gone to school, worked in schools, taught school, etc. Wow! It sounds like such a long time when I write it like that.
As my coursework increased, I realized the college had earned its reputation for rigor. I had to retrain my brain. Keeping up, or at least close by, the best and the brightest in the school of education was harrowing.
Now, it seems my school days are over, along with their intensity in teaching and learning. It's time to retrain my brain again.
This is what the prophets meant when they wrote, ‘And then they will all be personally taught by God.’ Anyone who has spent any time at all listening to the Father, really listening and therefore learning, comes to me to be taught personally—to see it with his own eyes, hear it with his own ears, from me, since I have it firsthand from the Father.
John 6: 45 MSG
I keep thinking I need to be learning something new, maybe something that isn't directly related to teaching. But what?
Pretty sure I peaked in the area of cooking a couple of years ago when I learned to make lasagna from scratch. Probably not going to take up the viola after ??? decades. I loved French, but with foreign language, isn't it use it or lose it?
I like doing things with my hands, although I'm not necessarily crafty. After doing paint-by-number kits with the granddaughters last summer, I thought maybe that might be the ticket. What do you think?
Are you retired or a hobbyist, Dear Reader? How do you keep your brain active and engaged? Here's one thing I trying really hard to learn: it's okay if my brain isn't working at 110%, and just needs a little breather. For now, I can just enjoy this rendition, and not worry about "If I Only Had a Brain".