Monday, September 8, 2008

Life's True Professor

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

For years I was a SAHM and Home-schooled my 3 sons. I despaired that going back into the work place would show up the fact that I had been out of it for so long that I would never manage it. After much research, I decided to take a trades course to become an Aesthetician. I went into the Academy to talk to the Senior Instructor and owner of the school and she was so encouraging. I LOVED it....the entire learning process was food to my soul. Having never gone to University, I was intimidated by the younger gals, fearing I would struggle with the University level textbooks, but I excelled, getting a 98% on the final exam.
That's when I saw the true value of being an avid reader. Now I encourage many Moms, who are intimidated by going back to school themselves, to go for it. Between life's lessons and reading, those two teach us what Universities never can.


hippo chick said...

Reading has made my life so full and exciting. I always tell people that if you read, you'll never be bored.

Could you guess I'm a retired librarian?

~hippo hugs~

Faye said...

I fgured you'd be impressed with me for promoting my passion....which so obviously is yours too..haha