In graduate school, I learned many life lessons (6 Life Lessons from Graduate School). One of the most important lessons? I am responsible for my own education.
No one tells me what I should be learning, which courses to take, or tells me how to balance work and life. I started doing the work, researching my field… and self care… and productivity… and personal finance… and entrepreneurship.
Once I learned how to teach myself, I started researching everything that sparks my interest.
(I heard Elon Musk does the same thing. Great minds think alike, amiright?)
Once I started learning, I never stopped.
I started learning about different topics, but most importantly, I learned about myself. Graduate school exacerbated my anxiety and made me physically ill, but I committed myself to working through the challenge. After years of hard work, I am on the other side. I am content. I haven’t felt depression in ages. My anxiety is under control. Dare I say… I’m happy?
It feels absurd to admit to myself, but I am happy.
I finally reached happy. Everything I thought would bring me to this state of being was an illusion. More on this in another post.
The number one reason why you should stay learning?
The lessons I’ve learned, the books that changed my life, the simple things that keep me motivated and moving in the right direction… I am sharing all of it on Grade 21. I am on the path to living the life of my dreams.