A fish will NEVER be able to climb a tree
There is strategy in your pain points!
Do You Know Your Learning Style?
My parents made one of the best decisions to place me in a Montessori environment that fosters self-motivated learning and problem-solving skills from Pre-K to Fifth Grade.
After my first week in Sixth Grade, I was exhausted. I went from individualized, self-paced, with deadline learning, to a teacher standing at the front of the classroom, lecturing us on concepts as everyone sat at a desk learning the SAME INFORMATION at once with the occasional worksheet.
What in the name of micromanagement is this?
LAME! BOO! Throws Tomatoes, Tomatoes. *Tik Tok Humor*
I was bored from middle school to the start of college.
Lecture-learning without getting my hands dirty OR discovering to figure out the solution sucked.
I excelled in college because my major depended on independent study: fewer lectures and more hands-on learning—God truly orchestrates our steps.
As much as I tried to throw away graphic design, the Lord used it as a vehicle. Graphic design is not considered ART for the sake of art. It's a method of problem-solving visually. As the world advances in technology, AI arises and adapts, graphic design will ALWAYS be in demand.
Had I allowed a faulty education system to punk me out of furthering my education, where would I be? God used the brokenness of my identity to get me to this place today.
New learning methods are on the rise, and a college degree will be a concept of the past before you know it, but educating oneself and enhancing your skillsets will never cease, and you either:
Never learned your learning style, got frustrated and bored.
Someone who didn't understand your way of learning spoke word curses upon you; or
You didn't see the solution of your life in the pain points of your experiences.
Newsflash: A fish will NEVER be able to climb a tree.
It's not too late to break the word curses over your life, come out of I'll never "go back to school" vows, and identify your style of learning for the sake of who God called you to be—we cancel the lies NOW, in Jesus name.
Your life isn't mere chance, and you aren't just here on earth because it was a cute idea—NO.
The Lord is intentional. Ask him to reveal the pain points of your upbringing, to show you how to solve the problem for the rest of your life.
And it will require continuous education, so get's to learning.
Can I tell you that mere seconds before opening this email, I'm preparing to end my night as normal, and I just ponder over what can I do tomorrow to solve my problems that I didn't do today? I am currently going through an SSI benefit appeal. I'm not "disabled" per state standards, yet haven't been able to hold down a job since reaching the working age (16) due to a mood disorder and socioeconomic status. I'm 23 now. I severely struggle with guilt and beating myself up over not being able to function like my peers; not being able to concentrate and hold an interest like my peers. Lately, I've been looking into cost effective education such as continuing ed courses, Ed2Go courses, workshops, seminars, and the likes, that don't require time stamped effort, but are still valuable to gaining basic skills, reskilling or upskilling to help me fill in the gaps. The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder has been floating around for me for years. No matter my learning difficulties, my relational difficulties and mood irregularities, I too believe that I will find what works for me, and I'll most likely be surprised that the answer contains strategies and strengths that I'm already well aware of ❤❤ thank you so much for writing this, Janae!!
I was asking God for strategy & I've been in a place of trying to figure out how my past has effected me & what I can do to change. As always, you're right on time by God's grace & your obedience. Thank you ❤