I have had quite the adventure with learning during my short time on this earth, and I am sure it will continue to grow every second/day I am alive. Learning can be anything. You can learn by hearing, listening, speaking, yelling, looking, sitting in complete silence thinking, anything. Learning is unique because everyone does it, but in many different ways.
The way I learn is visually. I would much rather watch a video, have a teacher be present with me in a classroom teaching, and or read a textbook on my own. I do not learn well by listening to someone speak a lecture, nor do I listen well when something is being read to me. The day I found out that I was a visual learner, was the day one of my teachers in high school lectured to us for the very first time for an hour, and I had no idea what she had said when she was finished.
It all started coming together after that. I had played basketball and volleyball every sense 3rd grade, and I always thought it was easier to understand a play or position if I was shown how to do it, not just told what to do.
A time that I found myself struggling with learning was in 9th grade. Algebra. Math is something that has never came easy to me, and I feel that it never will. It has tested me to tears and anger, but I have always found a way to push myself through it. School has always usually came pretty easy to me, but I have always had to push a little more and pray a little harder with math. I have recently just passed my final math class that is required for me to take for my degree and I have never been so happy about being done with a class in my entire life!
One of the many times that I realized I LOVED learning was when my little brother was born. I learn new things about him every single day, and learning about life and how everyone lives it and experiences it differently is amazing to me. I think that is my most favorite thing to learn about, life.
My learning life is so exciting because it’s always growing. It is always expanding. The more I learn, the more I know, which means the more I can help change the world even if it is by one smile at a time. I cannot wait to see what new journeys my learning life will take me on!