The learning life sort of snuck up on me. I didn’t set out to pursue a learning lifestyle. Not until I found myself surrounded by books, homeschooling two children, and staring at a travel bucket list a mile long did I realize that I was in the middle of one.
As a student, I’ve experienced most of the common educational settings. I was homeschooled for several years, and then I attended private school, public school, community college, private university, and public university.
I’ve been an instructor or administrator at a large public-school system, a public university, and our local church. I now find myself homeschooling our two girls.
I have an undergraduate degree in international studies and languages. My graduate degree is in conflict studies. I’ve studied theology and Christian living in various capacities and also non-profit management.
Living the Learning Life pulls together reading, traveling, playing, teaching, and learning. This is a one-stop blog for ideas, recommendations, and occasionally some opinion-pieces to encourage you to live a life of ongoing learning and growth.
Why Living the Learning Life?
Living the Learning Life connects what you read and where you go with what you think and how you grow. (I feel like I should also mention that I do not rhyme everything – it just worked for that sentence!)
Learning isn’t restricted to a season of life. But often how and what we learn ebbs and flows.
Learning is a lifestyle, not a degree program. It is dynamic and can be crafted to any phase of life.
My path will not look identical to yours, but I hope we intersect along the way – maybe here for a while?
What to Do Next?
Look around. The primary categories on Living the Learning Life are Books, Travel, and Lifestyle. Topics within those categories range from travel suggestions and book recommendations to gift guides and learning activities. And a lot more!
Some of my favorite travel posts combine literature and travel – check out Boston for Book-Lovers and Literary New Orleans.
I have book lists for individuals, picture book enthusiasts, and even for the whole family.
Or, challenge yourself and friends to make Book Spine Poetry, or choose a new hobby from these 52 ideas.
Browse the areas or topics that interest you the most. Consider leaving a comment or two about what has intrigued you lately. Feel free to contribute your thoughts and ideas (in a professional and courteous manner) and come back soon!