I can’t remember being this excited for the New Year. 2011 has been one for the record books, and I’m glad it’s ending soon.
I’ve been writing about the season of Advent quite a bit lately, and these days of preparation for Christmas can also help us get ready for the year to come.
I met with a good friend yesterday, and he has agreed to help me lay out a success strategy for 2012. Not only is he helping me develop the plan, but he’s also willing to keep my on task so that I accomplish what I set out to do. Nice.
A key part of my success strategy will be to take on some adult learning classes. Just the other day, a course catalogue from my local community college arrived in the mail. Filled with inexpensive options, there is a class for everyone to be found within its pages. Art, science, cooking, business, healthcare, and languages, just to name a few.
If it hasn’t arrived already, a course catalogue from the community college near you will be in your mailbox shortly. This year, don’t just throw it in the recycling bin. Open it up and see what they have to offer. If your college is like mine, online options are in just about every area of learning. So, if you don’t want to sit in an actual classroom, you have choices! I was struck by the number of one and two-day classes which are available this spring. Lot’s of good stuff.
In my mind, I’m going to use 2012 as a year of re-focusing. With all the craziness in our lives today, many of us have gotten off track in one way or another. I know I have. I’m working hard to getting myself back on track, so that I can be a better and more faithful person. I hope you’d consider doing the same, and embracing life-long learning is a great way to do it.