"You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love." —Julia Child
This quote randomly found me on a very rough day. The light it has brought to my world since that moment has been significant. I’m a naturally curious person. I have to know everything about everything if at all possible. I have a nickname that’s quite fitting too — Google — because I am always researching something. I’ve been told that if I were a cat, I would have died long ago from my curiosity.
Currently I’m working on my Masters in Social Work and it has been kicking me in the rump. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with information and even more overwhelmed realizing how much I have to learn and that I will never stop learning. That’s where this quote came in. I was bordering on tears when I read it and realized that I don’t want to know everything. If I have all the information, knowledge, wisdom and experience I’ll ever need, my life will be really boring. The process of learning and growth alone is exciting. Also realizing how what I’m learning will help others – that’s a game changer.
It’s time to stop focusing on what we know, what we don’t know, what we should know, and what we will never know. Accepting that learning and growth is an eternal process is exciting! Find what you love and learn. Don’t stop, don’t give up, and don’t believe in feeling overwhelmed! Know in the deepest part of you that you are constantly growing, learning and changing which is exactly what is meant to happen. And don’t forget that the process of learning and growth is just as important as the information and wisdom gained.
Learn! Grow! Change! And don’t stop!
Sarah Deats is a Behavioral Health Technician at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer.