“99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.”
― Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents
“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
– Alfred Mercier
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden
Today I started my last semester before I earn my associates degree. I started this small journey many years ago, before the military. I have two classes to complete then I will be on my way towards a Bachelors degree. I am more than excited to finish up these classes. It is a little strange because they are both online, but there are pros and cons to this. I think the pros would be, not having to drive to campus and pay for parking. The cons would definitely be, not having that student/teacher interaction and help with material. I know this is a learning curve for professors, students and the families. Don’t lose hope, just stay focused and positive!
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”
—Orison Swett Marden
I finally have done it! I have completed Hospital Corpsman school! I passed all my tests and labs and have finally done it! Graduation Monday. ❤️
Happy 200th Birthday Susan B. Anthony
“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.”
-Susan B. Anthony
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
Just some food for thought. Don’t ever feel afraid or that you’re wrong to say something when you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. That is your right. Your right to feel safe in this world. One of my classmates came to me (and our group) to tell us she couldn’t do it alone and was afraid no one would believe her or she was making a big deal about it. Please, if you ever feel like that talk to someone. Were all here for you. My heart is all torn up and I’m just glad were going to be able to do something about it.
Everyone studies differently and that is totally ok. No two people are completely alike when it comes to learning, comprehending and retaining knowledge. Take myself for example, it turns out I am a kinesthetic and aural learner. Basically I learn best hands on and when listening and reading the material. If you are curious on what type you are, just click HERE. How do I usually study you might ask? Well here are two things that I do.
Music Can Actually Help
Certain types of people love to learn with music. Music enables them to focus their energy onto whatever they are studying and link music and study material together. In the article “The Benefits of Studying with Music,” it talks about how it can reduce anxiety and make you feel more relaxed while studying. I would have to agree because, I love to study with music. I listen to classical music, or anything instrumental, just with no words. If there were words I would much rather just sing along! One of my favorite playlists I listen to while studying is on Spotify. Click HERE to listen! It’s piano music and there is over an hour worth of different songs. Some other playlists I love to listen to are:
- Disney Piano Collection
- Max Richter Piano
- Peaceful Guitar
- Classicalish A mashup of different piano music
Above are my go to playlists when I am studying for something. I also listen to them when I’m blogging, like right now. I’m listening to my Disney Piano Collection (: Music also isn’t the only way to study other than just reading your notes or doing flash cards over and over again.
The Gym Helps You Study Too?
I know, sounds crazy huh? I thought so too, until I tried it and it actually stuck. While working out you can bring those flash-cards and quiz yourself. For instance, while doing your cardio on the stationary bike, instead of biking and looking at your phone, look at your flashcards instead. Since you’re releasing dopamine and adrenaline, you’re engraining all that study material into you head and you’re happy doing it. There are many different ways you can study, it just depends on what you gravitate towards most. Try out a few different ways and see which ones you like and which ones you don’t necessarily like doing. It is all about finding what works best for you, what makes you WANT to study and what helps you comprehend the study material. Everybody’s brain is different, which is why there is a multitude of different types of studying. Go learn, soak up all the knowledge and apply it where you need too!
“The process may seem strange and yet it is very true. I did not so much gain the knowledge of things by the words, as words by the experience I had of things.”