Monday, December 05, 2005
Homespun and heart matters!
Well, this is what I've been up to while taking time out! No, not 'producing' 11 month old bubs, but being Aunty to one! :o)
It's amazing what two weeks of rest can do for you:
1) remind you of who you are and where you've come from,
2) remind you of the people who supported you in becoming the person you are,
3) remembering the dreams and goals you set up that kind of got lost amongst 'life' generally! and
4) when all else seems big and messy, family and friends remind you of the simple things!
Much of this relates to our learning experiences too. We need to remind ourselves of who we are in order to take responsibility for what we do and what we learn (as well as what we teach).
We can also see how our own networks bind and support us, yet remain fluid enough for us to stretch away and bounce back as we need to. Learning is a natural activity that we need to re-discover in ourselves with a renewed sense of wonder about the world and see the beauty of learning as part of our humanity.
We can also take some comfort in the knowledge that once we know things, we will always need to learn more: it's simply a part of living!