AndHeDrew Now, it just so happens that he had been prompted to do this via a blog he follows by Chris Guillebeau Chris Guillebeau who had created his own list of 34 things to do with life and adventure. The number 34 is associated with Chris' birthday.
Something about this prompted me to take action and have a go myself. No agonising as this is not what blogs are supposed to engender, I have created my own list. It's not as easy as I initially thought. You'd think that over a lifetime's accumulation of learning, 34 would be an easy number to articulate - but this is not what I found. You need to have a go yourself to see what I mean. Let me know if you find it a breeze ;-)
Health is our most precious possession closely followed and not unrelated to time.
Learning has the potential to transform lives but the wrong kind can stifle potential.
The simple things in life are often the most pleasurable.
Other people's lives can be awfully difficult but they don't let on.
Life is unfair.
Rich, dishonest people are often treated better than poor, honest people.
Human growth occurs when we move out of our comfort zone.
Being loved and loving others is the foundation for peace.
Being innovative often is a struggle to live with.
Good food is a joy.
Red wine always helps.
People can surprise you.
The Internet and worldwide web are truly amazing and we all need to contribute towards the change that this is creating.
Creativity is an incredible human gift but is seldom recognised or developed. It has fallen off the curriculum.
Old age is not respected.
Human dignity can be easily neglected.
Politeness really matters.
Class remains an issue.
Don't be afraid to ask for people's help.
Flowers lift the spirit.
Life is more meaningful if you can find something to believe in.
Plans often don't work out.
You need chutzpah.
Life rewards action.
Self reflection is a valuable exercise.
Believe that you can rather than you can't.
Sometimes you have to let go - of things; of people; of emotions.
Do not be afraid of dreaming or imagining.
Aspirations need scaffolding.
Most people are lovely.
Being a parent is a wonderful and rewarding experience.
Losing a loved one is devastating.
You realise that as you write them there are contradictions and the trivial sits alongside the profound, but I guess that that is the nature of life.
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We find ourselves living and working in a world which is constantly changing. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming but I think that the way to respond positively to changes in our lives is through developing our ability to learn in ways that combine the personal with the professional. If I change; everything changes! Identifying and making use of all the resources that are available to us and recognising our learning in different contexts can build the skills, qualities, experience and qualifications required to transform both our personal and professional lives..