“Du bliver aldrig for gammel til at lære noget nyt”
“You are never to old to learn something new.”
Hey y’all, I hope everyone is having a nice week. I have been so tired and sleepy lately, but I’m surviving at least :). So this blog is about learning. The whole semester but especially this past few days I have felt like a blank book that someone keeps thinking of stuff and writing a storm in. I feel like I am learning and observing a lot more as of lately, I am not sure why but yeah that’s what has been happening. I also feel like I am doing more as of lately, I think I’m going beyond my limits and able to do so, which is AMAZING in my book!
I am learning so much in a short time and continue to do so from both my teachers and friends. Each day I learn something new whether it be a new danish word or how to hold a club in a rhythmical gymnastics class. Heck, as I am typing this right now, I’m watching a girl in the living room playing guitar and singing. I had no clue she could play let alone that she had a beautiful singing voice. I have also witnessed how people act when they are around familiar faces, such as a girl who had her sister visit for the weekend. I witnessed how the sister, who visited, looked up to her older, Ollerup, sister and how the older sister acted when around a family member vs. friends. It made miss my nieces more than ever, but it’s nice learning new things both the good and bad.
This week I went to a Move Congress in Copenhagen and I also did two presentations while at the school. The Move Congress taught me patience and independence. My job there was to take a lot of pictures and I also had a chance to listen to all of the lectures and talk to the participants. It was really neat to be able to listen and see all of the people from around the world to come to this event (there was even a woman from the U.S. who was a speaker). The patience and independence part came from not really not knowing what I was supposed to do once I took the pictures and not knowing what was going on after each event/where I was supposed to be. I decided to just post the pictures on our private group page (I’ll let others decide what to do 😛 ) The presentations this week at school were about happiness/humor and the other about the United States. The humor presentation I learned that smiling and laughing is important. It doesn’t only help you but others as well. For example, if someone is having a bad day, sometimes a simple smile can go a long way. My advice (I like to throw a little advice in my blogs ever so often) make sure to share your smile with the world, you never know who’s looking and whose heart you might melt when you do. Also random side note, laughing is good for your abs so laugh and get a six pack haha. Finally my presentation about America was one of those learning that is good to know but kind of wish you didn’t know. We had to present on the issues of our country and my issues were the obesity rate and the amount of gun deaths we have. More than a third of the adult population in the States are obese and every state has a 20% obesity rate or higher. Between January 1st 2013 and October 1st 2015 there have been 994 mass shootings in 1004 days. I mean I knew the States were a bit “fluffy” and that people died from gun shootings but when you actually have to see the numbers and say it in front of others whoa….. Like I said though, it’s good to learn about the good AND bad, and to try not be another statistic.
I feel like I might have said this in an earlier blog but I’m still learning it and it’s really useful so I’m going to repeat it. Your body and mind are two different things completely. Your mind will tell you that you can’t and that you’re too tired to continue but your body is an amazing thing and can actually keep going longer. Push yourself to go the extra distance, to do just 8 more push ups and two with claps, and if you fall to get back up just as quickly. Don’t let anything stand in your way of your goal. I am also trying to learn how to be more confident and to believe in myself more. I know it’s something that I should do and know how to do it’s just the actual doing it part that’s hard haha. I know though with the teachers I have and the friends I have made anything is possible, I am doing things I would never have imagined doing possible.
These were just a few things that I have observed and learned these past few days, like I said there are a lot of things and would love to say them all but don’t feel like boring ya 😉 Each day try to learn something new, pass your knowledge onto someone else, and always remember to smile when you do. Best of luck on your learning and can’t wait to learn something new, maybe even from someone who is reading this. Good morning or good night (wherever you might be) from Danmark 😀