LIVING SOCIAL SAVED MY LIFE
LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY.
We’ve all heard that saying, right? How about “If you’re not learning, you’re not living”? My favorite comes from my grandma: “I learned something new today, I can go back to bed.” It’s especially humorous to use her line when I learn something before 10 a.m. Not that I ever follow through on that sentiment, but it’s still fun to think about.
Many people probably forget about learning when they get done with school, but that is something we should be doing until we’re no longer capable. Learning is an essential function of being alive. We should always be striving to improve ourselves, and we can’t do that without learning something new.
Many of us are busy raising or aiding in the upbringing of the previously mentioned children, so maybe we don’t always have time to check in with our learning goals. Each new school year is a great time for us to take stock of what we have or, haven’t learned and what we could be learning on a regular basis. Sometimes we may not even be paying attention to the lessons life has taught us, so it’s a good time to evaluate where we are.
Learning something through an online deal website can be as simple as taking advantage of a deal to tour a local distillery. Spending a Sunday afternoon with my better half and two of our best friends listening to a local entrepreneur explain not only how to distill spirits, but also what the process was like for him, was enlightening.
We’ve also had the pleasure of learning about something I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been drawn to the image of the knight in shining armor wielding a sword and galloping off into the sunset. How happy was I when we found a deal for a local fencing studio run by a world-class fencing instructor, right around the corner in Gahanna? Without the LivingSocial deal, I probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get some insight into something that had intrigued me for as long as I can remember.
If it wasn’t for an online deal, I probably wouldn’t be writing this column. When the opportunity to work with this publication came up, I was able to provide Isaac and Mickey with samples from the class I took online.
This column is in no way an advertisement for a specific deal website. I am simply very excited about the things that I have learned over the past year. The best part about taking these classes is that I’ve learned things about myself as a person and had opportunities I wouldn’t have had without taking advantage of these deals. I urge everyone to look for anything that gives them the opportunity to learn. Signing up for LivingSocial may be a better deal than people realize. It changed my life.