LoveNotes

Lifelong Learner

So, right now, I’m back in school. It was an important decision for me, despite the challenges. I feel that getting an education either in an institution or on one’s own is important because it can help us grow both professionally and personally. Education exposes us new ideas, skills, and concepts that can enable us to thrive in all areas of our life.

One thing that I have learned is that if you do not know how to do something, either read it in a book, take a class, or learn from someone who is doing it. I call this being a lifelong student.

A lifelong student is someone who is naturally curious and young at heart. They embrace change and welcome new and upgraded ways of doing things. To me, a lifelong student is passionate about living life to the fullest and looks for new adventures, even if it comes from reading a book or trying a new recipe. Evidently, this is one way that people stay young and sharp in their older years.

It is imperative for people to grow in life, whether it be through experience or formal training. It also opens doors for more opportunities and allows for one to have an open mind. For me, education isn’t a temporary season or a stage that one goes through in life. It is an essential tool that I can use to fulfill my dream and purpose in life.

Maybe it’s the same for you? Let me know…

Shiloe

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Classes

“Moonlight Painting in the Park”©

Farah is one of our favorite people and she’s also one of our top supporters! So when she had family visiting from out of town we were thrilled to come up with a fun way to entertain them.

We decided that an outdoor painting excursion would be the most exciting. We went to one of my favorite parks in the city: Friendship Park and what better thing to paint, other than Friendship Fountain? The Main Street Bridge, of course!  Mind you, none of us – including myself- had ever painted a bridge before so this was a learning experience for all of us.

I shared a few drawing techniques to help them sketch out their bridge with chalk before we began applying paint. Once everyone was happy with their drawing the painting commenced. To add to the fun we used metallic and glow-in-the-dark paint for extra sparkle. ooooh….

As you can see, the paintings turned out great -not perfect, mind you, but that was okay because each one was as unique as the person who painted it. Oo lala…very artistic!

We had such a blast!  Even my little one got in on the action!

Think you’d like to try your hand at it? Let us know!