Lifelong learner

My senior year of high school, I had a teacher- Coach Bryant, who taught Government and Civics. Our first day of school, he told us that we needed to learn one thing every day…and if we didn’t learn that one thing in his class, on our way out when class was over we were to tell him that he owed us two things tomorrow.

Why THAT stuck with my from high school, I have no idea.

Anyway, flash forward 30 years (gulp). I still feel I need to learn something every single day. I must be banking a few ‘new things’ at this point though! As some of you know, I’m working on a Proof of Concept video for Worlds Away…think of a movie trailer BEFORE the movie’s made.

I have no idea what I’m doing!

But that isn’t stopping me…I’ve written the short script, cast it and found an amazing crew to help me. I’ve got this…I think! I have to swallow the doubt and insecurity every day – I don’t know what I’m doing…but I’ve never let that stop me before!

Without knowing what I’m doing, I wrote and published 9 Middle Grade novels – creating my own publishing company along the way…without knowing what I’m doing, I’ve written 5 screenplays and without knowing what I’m doing, I’m shooting a short film.

Call it what you want: learning something every day, fake it ’til you make it, or having faith that everything will work out – whatever it is, that motivation gets me out of bed every morning and gives me the courage to try something new.

What about you? What did you learn today?

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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