Monday, February 6, 2012

I've become that kid again

A few decades ago, when I was a wee little lass, I was an eager, enthusiastic student.  I had a thirst for knowledge, even from an early age.  I am quite certain I was called things such as "teacher's pet" and other less polite terms.

Then I got older.  And "cooler".  I didn't allow myself to stand out so much.  I wasn't willing to be so eager.  I stopped trying so hard.

Tonight at swimming, Angie gave me some feedback on my stroke.  After swimming a couple laps, she asked me how it felt.  I mentioned that it was good; I could feel a difference, but I was going to have to focus on it over the next week to make it feel more natural.

"And you'll do that!" she said.  "That's why you've gotten as far as you have."

Ever the eager student, I nodded like an excited puppy.  "Yes!  You can give me homework!  I'll do it!"

I'm that kid again.  One that tris.  Screw being cool.

9 comments:

  1. Homework is awesome!! Way to go!

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  2. Very cool! Did you ask for extra credit? :-)

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  3. I never stopped being "that student". I regularly have poeople tell me that I ask a lot of good questions at workshops, seminars, conferences, etc - but my theory is that I didn't take a day out of the office to sit and eat donuts. I'm there to learn and I learn by asking questions. The one college class my husband and I had together, he said I was kind of annoying with my questions. LOL

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  4. being cool if overrated :O) you realize that once you get older. HEHEHEHE... gosh... I guess I am not cool

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  5. Bringing out that inner child is refreshing. Awesome! My wife tells me I act like a child all the time!

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  6. Nah, when you're older it is "cool" to try hard! Good work!

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  7. Being hungry for information is an excellent way to go through this life. So great to hear that you are soaking up (excuse the pun)what you need to know to be a better swimmer!

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  8. That's a GREAT quality to have and I'm so proud of you :)

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