I don't link to many of the bloggy Monday-Sunday thingies that show up on bazillions of blogs. Every now and then I come across one and get inspired if I'm in the right mood. And then I may never do it again. Don't ask me why. That's why when my friend Betty in Paraguay asks me why I don't link, that's the basic reason. Tho I am particularly fond of "Random Dozen" that I 'lift' from her blog just about every week. But I'm lazy and at 4 am when I usually do them, I'm not too clear-headed for doing anything 'techie'. That's the time of day I usually manage to delete all of my Favorite Coffee Stops. I do that with embarrassing regularity.
So...I saw this one on her blog and I actually linked to it so she knows I'm capable of it, haha! Now, to think of 6 words that describe my life:
"A Woman with an independent mind"
Or would that be 'curious' mind? 'Hungry' mind? Maybe I ought to change it to this:
"Woman with an endlessly searching mind"
Oooooooooooooh, yeah! I like that one. Because that's me in a nutshell. Forever searching, forever seeking. Always hungry for more. I cannot learn enough.
Have you ever met college graduates who are incredibly smug and pompous? Who ask you, "And what university/college did you graduate from?" and when you say, "I never went to college," you get this rather frozen smirky smile and they look at you like they wonder what rug you crawled out from under? Oh, I've graduated, all right. I've graduated from the School of Common Sense. The University of Making Ends Meet. The University of Finding Knowledge in Books. The College of Experience. I've gotten my degree in earned wisdom. In maturity. I haven't had to spend a dime in them, either. Just blood, sweat, and tears. I don't have a diploma to hang on my wall. I don't have a bunch of alphabet letters to stick after my name. But I have the contentment of knowing I've earned what I've learned by just living my life. I'm not compartmentalized. I'm not tenured. I'm a stay-at-home-Grandma, for crying out loud.
But I wouldn't change one second of my life for theirs.