Updated: Jul 25
"When you stop growing, you start dying." - William S. Burroughs
This is more than just a clever proverb: it's the truth. Thanks to constructive criticism from friends and family, I am constantly growing, changing, and improving. The best way I have found to learn skills and develop strengths is to read books and try new things. Here are just a few of the many things I have discovered about myself.
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not making decisions." - Catherine Cook
Things I Am Getting Better At
If you are reading this, congratulations! You have reached the most important part of this entire website. Why is it so important, you ask? Well, this is where I list the valuable and thought-provoking resources that I am currently using to keep learning new skills and knowledge. Some of these entries may become full blog posts in the future. Check out at least some of these resources--you just may learn something!
Learn Languages in Less Time: Duolingo
Optimize Digital Marketing Strategies: SEMrush
Understand America's Nuclear Past: Building the Bomb
Create Immersive Computer Games for Free: Unity
Discover Why Steam Engines Went Extinct: Railway-Technical
Play Bach on a Piano: Kevin Boone
Master the World's Simplest Strategy Game: Trax
Beat Everyone at Rock, Paper, Scissors: WorldRPS
Find a Job in Half the Time: 2-Hour Job Search
Admire a Car Ahead of its Time: Tucker Motors
Start a Small Business: Flashpoint
Experience A Commodore 64: MyRetroComputer
Tour a Captured German U-Boat: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
"You're only old once." - Dr. Seuss
Time to Learn Something New
I'm not getting any younger, and as they say, "the best day to start something was yesterday. The next best day is today." That's why I'm learning a second language, learning how to write compelling stories, and listening from people far smarter that I am. I may not be good at all of the things I try my hand at, but the outcome that really matters is the flexibility and resilience that comes with learning.
"Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure." - Aisha Tyler