Expand Your Mind

I love to learn. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had an inquisitive mind.

A specific recollection of me being inquisitive happened when I was around 7 years old. I used to have1 a battery powered CHiPs  motorcycle with a little Larry Wilcox 2 attached to it. It wasn’t small either. Officer Baker was easily 12” and the motorcycle itself was probably a foot and a half long. The battery powered the lights and sound as well as a small rotating set of wheels on the bottom so whenever you switched it on, the lights would flash and it would move around.

Over time, the wires that connected the battery to the little-motorized wheels on the bottom came loose until it finally just disconnected and I couldn’t fix it. No more lights and sound. Being the little thinker I thought I was; I figured, “It just needs power. Let’s give it some power.” I completely disconnected the red and white wires from the battery and stuck it in the electrical socket.


Luckily, no damage to yours truly but the same couldn’t be said about good ol’ Larry Wilcox. His bike was now scorched and slightly melted.

That inquisitive mind turned into a thirst for knowledge. Now, during my free time, of which there won’t be much soon, I try to teach myself something new. If it’s learning new riffs on the guitar, code websites, be a better photographer, edit audio and video, graphic design, new marketing techniques, the Bible, anything, I’m always trying to learn.

The internet has made learning so incredibly easy. If it existed back then as it does today, I could have easily seen that my idea wouldn’t have worked . One resource that I love is lynda.com . I’ve taught myself so much on Lynda. Usually, it costs $20 a month for a subscription, but if you go through your local library, you can access it for free. Not go to the library and use it, I mean get a free account and use it anywhere . It’s incredible and I recommend it to anyone.

So what I find interesting about my desire to learn is that for the soon-to-be-born-baby, I’m not trying to learn everything I can about him. I mean, I know that he’s currently the weight of a baseball bat , but I don’t know a lot of everything else. It just strikes me as odd that I’m not using my inquisitive mind to research EVERYTHING.

We’ll soon be attending a birthing class and I’m hopeful that’s going to flip the switch for me.

One thing I know for sure is that I can’t wait to meet the little guy.

  1. You’ll see why I say “used to” ↩︎

  2. If there was a Ponch available I definitely would have wanted that one ↩︎