Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time For Change

We all know SPRING has long gone.
I wonder if it was actually ever here?
Soon the colorful birds of SUMMER will be gone.
I haven't seen a yellow finch for days.
The dragonflies too shall soon be heading off to
where ever dragonflies go over the winter.
Are they like ladybugs and stay dormant under the snow
until the weather turns agreeable?
And although our grass is greener
then it ever has been,
especially for the middle of September,
I know it too shall turn brown and die soon enough.
But the FALL season is time for change.
For reinvention.
And with that thought in mind,
I am heading back to school next week......
It's only one course and it's all on-line.
No sitting in a class room for me.
I will be comfy cozy in my own computer room,
most likely wearing my pj's.
It's an introduction to New Media.
Where will this lead me?
I'm not sure.

By the age of 20 ~ I wanted nothing to do with school ever again.
By the age of 30 ~ I was busy with family and career.
By the age of 40 ~ I was still busy with family and career but completed 14 courses to receive my certificate in Human Resources.
By the age of 50 ~ well that my dear friends is the question...

for I still do not know what I want to be when I grow up! :)

"It is never too late to become what you might have been."
~ George Eliot


Bossy Betty said...

Ah! But you are still learning and growing--that's the main thing.

Love the picture of the finch!!! Gorgeous!

Brian said...

Learning and growing doesn't mean you have to grow up...young at heart is good too!

S. Etole said...

Still lots of time to explore ...

4smartmonkeys said...

Never to old to learn new things! I plan on going back to get my degree once my youngest is in Kindergarten, I'll be mid 40's.
Good luck and study hard, nice to be able to go to school in your PJ's :)

Jaime said...

Change is good! And exciting!
Who knows where this class will lead you, but sometimes the mystery is the best part..makes you feel as though entirely new worlds are available to you, and will present themselves when the time is right.

Don't you wish we could do everything in our pj's?

Jacqueline said...

Great quote and lovely photos as always...Good luck with your course...Have a happy day, Catherine.

Linda Robinson said...

I can only hope that summer is gone for us... Good luck with you class. That is the best way to take a class in your jammies..

I also am taking a class this fall, but I have to drive to it..
It is a photography class. I am pretty excited.. Hope you are having a wonderful day..
Hugs, Linda

Simba said...

Just by the title, that sounds like an interesting course. Good for you!

Ann said...

ooo, going to school in your pj's, why didn't they have that back in the I see you even have an apple for the teacher.
Love the shots, especially that gold finch, those birds are so pretty. I love seeing those in my back yard.

Lin said...

The goldfinches are there, they just aren't as yellow as during summer--their breeding season. It's like the flowers and the ladybugs--they are all there, we just have to really look for them. :)

BeadedTail said...

Your class sounds interesting and I hope you enjoy it!

Your photos are always so lovely. Our grass goes from brown due to summer heat and lack of rain to very green all winter due to a lot of rain. It's a good thing too because I couldn't handle rainy days and brown grass all winter!

Laurie said...

I don't know what I want to be when I grow up either, I hope I know what it is soon! Beautiful pictures by the way!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Spring really does seem like such a long time ago, doesn't it? It also seems like a such a long time ago that I was in school--Actually come to think of it, I guess it was!! :-)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up either...I think I want to be a writer, but maybe I'll be a rock star????

Have a lovely Friday!

The Chair Speaks said...

There's no end to learning!

Alisa said...

That yellow finch is amazing. I've only seen brownish finches here.

Regarding your question, I have always been a Mac person. Most design firms use Macs, so that is the only computer I have ever used. I borrowed my husbands PC laptop for my QuickBooks (Mac version doesn't have inventory), but I feel lost on it. I only use it if I have to. I am a loyal Mac lover. :)

Becca said...

Great photos! I love the dragonfly. The wings are so delicate! Have fun with your on line class! I love classes on line the can wear your pj's or enjoy a glass of wine while you learn!

bad penny said...

ah well with a daughter nearly 18 I can't believe it but refuse to act my age of nearly 48 ...where does time go ? Perhaps the dragonflies take it wherever they go !

Brenda Kula said...

Lovely photos here! I say better late than never. I finally finished my journalism degree at 43, and I'm 53 now. I still think it's worth it. Wish I could have done it online!

Connie said...

I don't know what I wanna be when I grow up I definitely relate!
But good luck with the course!!Although I have no doubt you will do awesome!! :)

troutbirder said...

What a sweet and thoughtful post, Catherine. I love introspective writing (and wish I could do it as well)

koralee said...

Good for you my is the time to do those is never ever to late.

Enjoy being a student.

Hugs for a great weekend..enjoy the season of change. xoxoox

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Awww, hon, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, either! But sucking up knowledge may just help get us there... we'll have fun trying anyway!

Kat_RN said...

Good for you. I am also going back to start on my Masters next week. I will also be taking classes online. Did you know, Southern Lady Bugs like to take their winter nap in cold old buildings? (Like my upstairs ceiling):)

BumbleVee said...

what?? we have to grow up? DAmn!

Well, I got older than you already ....and I don't think I still want to think about it yet either....

I'm just gonna play with dolls and bears....and garden and ride motorcycles and bake breads and cookies ... and.. well.... I guess that's about it.... oh, and learn to golf better.....

Katy Noelle said...

I just have to say it again - what a beautiful and inspiring post! The photos are just wonderful! Thank you for your thoughts on life, here, and very best wishes with your new e-course. That quote fits where my sister and I are, right now!

I, also, just happened upon your post from a year ago when you got your new rebel! Fun, fun, fun!!!


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