Well then. I just narrowly avoided a spot of blogging embarrassment.

I just finished writing up a piece about great music – I have a theory on this, but it’ll have to wait for another day – when I realised that the bubbly Britt has already covered this fantastic subject. Sigh.

I’m glad I noticed this (could have noticed sooner alas), but it wasn’t the only thing I noticed.

We all now write in one  or two sentence paragraphs. Yep, go on take a good ol gander over your past work, I’m not going anywhere, just bring me something good when you get back. Coffee or a selection of fine cheeses will do nicely, thanks.

It seems this journalism stuff is sinking in, and it reminded me of the fact that education changes us.

And I bet a lot of the time we don’t even notice it happening. Did you? I sure didn’t.

I’ll wager that most of the time these changes are good, you become more informed, the more you know the better your decisions should be, and well, learning is just soul-growing I’d say.

But sometimes it changes you, and not in a good way.

One thing I’m really grateful for, was some advice a psych lecturer gave my post-grad class at our orientation. He told us to have a good think, and write down one thing about ourselves that we didn’t want to change by the time we made it out of the course alive, in three years time.

I did it,wrote down that one thing, and at the time thought I’d never have to worry. How could something so essentially me change? But two years in, and I was changing. In the end, it was one of the things that helped me make up my mind to leave, and try my hand at something else.

So here we are again, at the start of something new.  And I can’t recommend highly enough that you give it a go; its always worthwhile keeping in mind what makes you irreplaceably you – and you all are, irreplaceable that is.

So what is it, that one good, beautiful thing in you, that shouldn’t be changed for worlds? Everyone, everywhere has got something. Have a think , don’t need to tell anyone. You might just surprise yourself, and there may even be warm fuzzy feelings. I’m not gonna lie, it’s a risk you’ll have to take.

Happy learning everyone. Hope you are enjoying getting all educated as much as I am.

Lara x