School is not going well. I started with two classes. I now have none. Like before, I tried and failed. However, I have learned something about myself.

For a very long time, I always thought if one wanted to be successful, one needed a degree. While that is true for many occupations, it’s not true for every one. I thought I needed a degree to write. I might need one to write well, but I don’t need one to write. Anyone that wants to can write.

A while ago, my critique group read my draft and helped me see what I was missing in my current WIP. They also told me what they liked about it. I was sure it wasn’t any good before, but they helped me see the potential. It will take a lot of work, but I can make it work. I’m excited to make it work.

Now, on to what I have learned. I have learned that you don’t need a degree to learn. You can learn without formal education. In a way, education kills my motivation for learning. A formal education is not for me, and I’m alright with that, especially since Heavenly Father is alright with that. There are definitely good things about education, but it’s not for everyone. I’ve learned it’s alright to fail a thousand times in order to figure out how something needs to be done. For my education, it would seem an abnormal approach is what needs to be done. Then important thing here is that I’m not going to give up on learning.

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