“Determine what you would like to be; then determine the books you ought to read and the things you ought to do in order to arrive at your ideal. Then begin at once to act upon your determination.” ~Unknown
There are advantages to being a modern retro woman. If I want to learn about something, there are probably a whole bunch of tutorials available on websites, blogs, and You tube that will help me get started. My public library can obtain copies of books from other libraries and university libraries offer a scholarly approach to learning about the subject (did you know that most university/college libraries will offer courtesy library cards to people living in the community and/or will allow anyone to read the materials even if they can’t circulate?). iTunesU and MOOCs enable me to informally take college courses on a wide range of subjects without having to worry about passing or failing.
The fact that the world, beyond encyclopedias, is at our fingertips would probably make our grandmothers swoon with envy. Truly, the world of learning is our oyster and ours for the taking!
What have you always wanted to learn how to do or be?