If I had all of the time and money in the world, I would go back to college and graduate with a Bachelor's degree. I don't know what it would be in (probably Psychology) or what I'd do with it (other than hang my diploma on the wall) but someday I hope to make that happen. Part of my reasoning is that I think higher education is important and I'd like to face the challenge. But, mostly I just like to learn. There's a wonderful story circulating lately about a janitor at Columbia University that has taken advantage of free tuition for employees. It has taken 12 years, but he will graduate this semester. He usually took morning classes and worked in the afternoons and evenings. He's not done yet either. Now he's planning on going to grad school. It's a very inspiring story. (Click here to learn more.)
I learn every day, and I consider that pure grace. In the moments that I realize that I have a lot more to learn, I am struck by the gift that is before me. I hope that I always take advantage of opportunities to broaden my horizons. I hope I'm never afraid. (Although I am often intimidated.)
As John Wayne once said, "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."