School, the Second Time Around
This is more of an article about life, business, and creativity… I want to share what has been a great experience for me: Going back to college part time, even after having a degree and working full time. School the second time around is so fun, and if you only take 1 or 2 classes about something you really want to learn, it’s easy to get engaged and really master the class. This is what I’ve been doing the last couple of years… I figured, why not?
It started about 4 years ago when I was thinking about a career switch into physical therapy. So I started taking Kinesiology classes. Having graduated 4 years prior, I was eager to sit in on a class and get back in campus mode. The first day back I was taking notes in an Anatomy class, buzzing with the excitement of being in a collective learning environment. I eventually took whatever classes sounded fun and interesting… piano, physics, e-commerce, InDesign…
This website actually spawned from my final project in my InDesign class, which was to make an ebook. It was a cozy little ebook about how to start a blog, but I figured I’d reach a wider audience and have more fun launching it as a full website instead… and as a result, here is The Blog Backpack. It’s still a youngster, but the ‘start a website’ tutorial I created is there for anyone to read, follow, and have their own website up and running in an hour. That ebook will eventually come in handy though, as I revisit it and stack it full of info from my blog later on when I can bundle more pages of useful content into book form.
I guess my point is that you never know what will happen once you start creating. This blog is definitely no Internet powerhouse, but it has helped people and will continue to grow as a useful learning tool that can guide anyone to starting their own website and sharing their mind with the world. So go for it, take a class or 2 on a topic that interests you and see where life takes ya.