(Discuss) What Would You Learn?

Time is something that most of us would have more of if we could. But let’s pretend for a moment that you had as much of it as you needed. What would you learn?

What hobby or skill would you pick up?

What interest or passion do you already have that you would expand upon?

What would you try that you’ve never yet tried in your life?


Here’s a chance to get to know me and your fellow readers. Here’s a chance for us to get to know you.


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11 thoughts on “(Discuss) What Would You Learn?

  1. I would learn to cook and bake well (including, eventually, without recipes).

    I would learn to use a camera manually and I would learn digital editing. I already do a bit here and there, but where’s the limit, right?

    I would also like to learn a bit of computer programming.

    And, if I had more time, I would read more, focussing intently on books that honor God and edify the reader. I would view each book as an opportunity to learn from the more experienced and to grow.

    And write. πŸ™‚ I would write more. I would write a short story a day, as well as the writing I already do. I would work to master the craft of writing, including descriptions, dialogue and action scenes, beginnings and endings… I would write more.

    And for something COMPLETELY new, I would learn to read music. Maybe. Then again, maybe I would start and find I didn’t want to continue??

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  2. I like your list, Jordy! Although, computer programming sounds pretty scary to me.. And yes, reading music isn’t as scary as it looks, I promise! πŸ™‚

    Yes, I could use a little more time right now, so this discussion question was relevant! I would like to spend more time on the hobbies and interests I already have: music, knitting, weaving, and definitely more writing,etc. I’d also like to spend more time reading to expand my knowledge on history, and health (physical, mental, and spiritual), and other interests. As for learning a new skill, I’m pretty fascinated by bookbinding at the moment, and I would like to give it a go someday.

    Something else I’ve been thinking about on these lines is prioritizing. I want to make sure that I don’t let the busyness of life crowd out my time with God, and my time giving to others. Does anyone have any suggestions on doing that effectively?

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    1. So you say that because you can/do read music? That’s pretty cool. X) Is it as much like learning a new language as they say? I just learnt recently that in one particular system, there are different shaped notes! I had just thought they were always all round! Do you read round notes or the other ones (or both?)

      Jessica, weaving sounds like a very interesting hobby, among your others. I take it you enjoy “hands-on” activities?

      Bookbinding is another interesting one, something I honestly hadn’t considered. You’ve piqued my curiosity. Let me know if you ever do get the time and decide it’s enough of a priority to go ahead and learn more – even just a start.

      Speaking of priorities, that’s a really good question. I feel like I’ve asked it many times, myself, and am interested in knowing what others might have to say. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, I can read music. πŸ™‚ I think it’s more basic than learning another language, actually. It’s fairly easy to pick up, and if you’re learning an instrument (or singing) at the same time, that helps and speeds the learning process, because you’re using what you learn. No, I’m not really familiar with shaped notes – they are much less common in Australia for some reason, so I haven’t had to read them very much.

        I do enjoy hands on activities, particularly crafts, but I probably do more mentally stimulating (or deadening sometimes!) activities.. How would you describe the activities you enjoy?

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      2. Oh, well the people who showed me the shaped notes are from America, so maybe that system is more common there…?

        I used to play sports when I was younger, but not anymore. Nowadays, I basically like to read and write. I occasionally feel drawn to certain visual arts like photography, digitally editing and manipulating my photos, and colouring or doodling. But I’m less consistent with those activities. Reading and writing are generally the activities I enjoy most. πŸ™‚ So my activities aren’t very physical. Do you play sports, or have you in the past?

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  3. Yes, it seems that way.. And now I’m curious, where are you from?

    I’ve never really been a sporty person (I’m rather clumsy when it comes to active things), but my siblings and I did do swimming for a while a few years ago. It was good at the time, but I don’t miss it.. It sounds like you enjoy creative and artistic things!

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  4. Mum’s from Australia and dad’s from Canada. My siblings and I have grown up in both countries. But now we’re living in Cambodia and we meet expats from many different countries like, for example, our musical, “shaped-note”, friends from America.

    I’m not much of a sporty person, either. πŸ˜‰

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  5. If I had all the time and money there are many thins I would love to learn.
    I would love to go to culinary school. Learn to bake better and decorate the yummy things I make. I would love to be able to make big beautiful cakes and cute little cupcakes for people. I love baking and I would love to get better. Maybe Jordy we could go together one day! That could be fun.

    I would also absolutely love to learn how to surf one day. It looks like so much fun and I absolutely love being in the water especially the ocean. I looks so freeing and so fun. It also looks hard but I’m willing to try! πŸ™‚

    It would be really cool to study phycology. It has always fascinated and interested me.

    Another thing I would love to do is complete a nannying course. I would love to be a nanny/ au pair once I finish school and it would really help me to do a class. I could get better jobs and it would be really interesting to see what they teach.

    Learning can be really enjoyable if you learn about the things that interest you and you’re passionate about. It also helps if it’s your learning style too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Me? Culinary school? I think half your fun would be learning new things, and the other half would be watching me try. lol. But in all seriousness, I think I would enjoy it if I was doing it with you. I also think that cooking is a special part of being hospitable, serving people and ultimately glorifying God.

      Yes, learning can be enjoyable. And I think there’s much potential to honour God through learning. I guess that – like with many things – it depends the attitude with which one approaches it. It sounds like there are many things you would learn! πŸ™‚

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