It appears I'm killing two birds with one stone today, by answering two meme-ish questions on one post! I know, what a concept. But the questions are a bit more simple for me today so I thought I'd go for it!
For A Bit Me(Me), brought to you by There's a Book, the question is: If you could take a class in anything (for free) what would it be and why?
I've taken quite a few little fun classes in lots of things and really enjoyed them. But most of them were just dabbling in a topic. So if I could, I'd like to revisit some of those things and get a little more in depth. For instance, I'd like to REALLY learn Photoshop. Yeah, that thing confuses me to no end. And Premiere too. Well, I know that one pretty good, but I'd like to know it much much better. I'd also like to take more writing classes so I could get enough guts to write a book perhaps. As far as language goes, I'm really keen on learning Italian. That be so cool. And also (I have you noticed I can never give just one answer to these questions?) a literature class would be awesome!
Weekly Geeks is wondering this week, how we find time to read amongst our other responsibilities. Here are the specific questions:
Do you read for a few minutes here and there?
Yes, I do actually. I read lots in the evening, after family activities or TV or whatever else is happening. I read lots on the weekends, especially Sunday afternoons. I read most afternoons actually when I get that "I must crash now for a moment or die" feeling. I read waiting for kids at lessons and orthodontist appointments. Reading basically fills up all the cracks of time during the day when otherwise you'd be just wasting time waiting for the next thing to start.
Do you put aside certain nights or times of the day to read?
No, I don't do this. I just read whenever it works into the day, all day long, all week long, all month long, all year long.
How do you minimize family interruptions?
Family interruptions just happen and there's no way to minimize them. You just read around them and through them and with them. Sometimes I will say to a kid, "Hey, get your book and come read with me." That works... sometimes. Sometimes, everyone else will be occupied with their various activities and then I know I have a few good moments of reading time. That's when you must be sure to use that time and not waste it!
My bottom line answer to this question: If you want to read, you'll find time in your day no matter how busy you are.
You are welcome to join in the fun and answer these questions on your own blog! So what are you waiting for? Come join us!