From pre-school to graduate school, I was a student for twenty years straight. It didn’t stop there though. When I worked in higher education I took courses for fun and take classes on Skillshare and through local annexes just to learn something new. I even did two semesters towards a a second master’s when I thought I wanted to pursue a doctoral degree. I’ve since decided while I love school, that path wasn’t for me.
While I may never be Dr. Rosenberg, it’s safe to say that I’m a life long learner. I’ve recently added a new type of course to my continuing education. I’ve started taking improv classes. I did improv in high school and college. At one point I thought I was going to major in theater, but I haven’t gotten on stage in or out of a classroom since undergrad.
I was terrified. What if I sucked? What if I didn’t like theater any more? What if I liked this so much that I would regret giving it up? All my fears were put to rest, because the class is simply fun. I’m having a good time rediscovering something I used to do and am realizing that it’s never to late to go back to something that you used to love. I have no idea what this will lead to but it feels like reconnecting with a long lost friend. It’s comfortable and we’ve started where we left off.
If you don’t have a new skill or challenge that is calling to you at the moment, I recommend picking up one from your past instead.