Learning How Much I’ve Learned How to Learn

It wasn’t in the plan for me to spend hours each day reconfiguring, reworking and redesigning my website right now. Or let me say it wasn’t in MY plan. We finally got a spring here, and the trees and flowers are magical. I’d love to spend hour out of doors. Yet here I am, figuring out how to make my website a) functional and b) beautiful. It’s what I’m doing, thanks to malware and hacking, which forced me to upgrade.

So it’s yet another a learning curve. You know what that’s like? I spent many hours learning my old Joomla platform. I got to a certain level and let the experts handle the rest or left off the bells and whistles. Now, I’m learning a new platform. I’m also learning that I’ve learned how to learn. I am capable of doing so much more on my own than I was previously, because I’m more able to find out what I need to know. It’s exciting to me to discover the answer to challenge after challenge that had plagued me.

I am working with a computer pro who also embraces discovery. He hasn’t used these exact words, but his response to questions often amounts to: “I don’t know, but I’ll find out.” And he does – if I don’t beat him to it.

It does take patience. It’s a process. And some of my links aren’t working right now while my site is in this transition. Sorry about that! (And a genuine thanks to those who have pointed out links they were looking for and couldn’t find.) I could make myself crazy and insist it all be perfect before it be live. But the malware made this too urgent for that, and I have twelve years of site to update. So I remind myself, this, like everything else, is a process. And I am learning, learning, learning “thanks” to the hackers whose antics made this a priority for me. 

Last year I created a SlideShare called “Learning to Learn with the Improvement Kata.” Now I delight in how much I have learned to learn. I hit walls and want to give up at times. But then I find the next level of understanding and new worlds open up. I hope they are opening up for you too.


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