I have been very fortunate in life to have visited some pretty amazing places in the world. Fun vacations, weekend trips, incredible historical museums, etc. My parents were never the kind to 'leave us behind' when they traveled. Looking back on this at 24, I greatly appreciate it. Wherever they went, Callie and I were always in tow, and that is something I have most definitely not taken for granted.
My dad is one of 'those adults' that loves to read. He takes after my grandfather, in that they love digesting all sorts of information. Biographies, political novels, any newspaper they can get a hold of. If you don't know what to give my dad as a gift, I tell people that a book is always appropriate. Same went for my grandpa. Our house is filled to the brim with all sorts of books.
Well, on family trips, I used to loathe that my dad would make us sit around while he read all the plaques, brochures, pamphlets, etc. I remember Callie and I would complain and walk ahead and just in general get crabby about the fact that he wanted to 'read it all'.
In hindsight, Callie and I were rude to act this way. I say this, because in the recent years, I have caught myself trying to read everything. I have become almost obsessed, really. I will read labels at the grocery store, plaques at museums, books, magazines... pretty much anything. I think part of the reason is because I am out of school, I feel like I need to be responsible for further educating myself. I like to know bits and pieces of everything. I'm really into fashion as you can tell from my blog, but I also like to know what's going on in other facets of the world. I like to know about new wines, what's going on in politics (from both sides), what is the latest in science, the coolest tech innovations, etc. I'm always checking Mashable and AdWeek, as those are my two favorites.
I saw the above quote and loved it. It's pretty much what inspired me to write this post. Educating yourself is one of the easiest and most important things to do in life. It's your responsibility, though. It can be easy to sit for hours on social media sites and online shopping, believe me, I know. But the feeling of 'knowing whats up' in the world is awesome. I think there is no greater feeling than hearing someone much older than me talking about something going on in the world, and I know enough to contribute to the conversation. It's fun to see that 'shock factor' on their face, too.
How do continue to educate yourself as a post grad? Have a fabulous day!