Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Brand New

Hi everyone.  It is a new year and a new year deserves new experiences, so here we are.  I have so many talented members of my family and extended family that blog that I am very timid about this venture.  I have enjoyed getting to know them all better through their blogs and have been envious they have a wonderful place to share thoughts and experiences.  So here I am.  Many thanks to Andrew for helping me so much with the set up.  He knows my favorite colors, styles and he even helped me come up with the name for this blog.  "Forever A Student" applies to all of us but I also take it very personally and am proud of the title.

I have always been curious since my late 20's.  I want to know how, when, why, where!! As a result I have been able to have many interesting experiences in my life.  Always be flexible and grab opportunities when they arise if you can.  So thanks my awesome sister-in-law I am a university student at UVU working on my associate's degree at age 67.  At one class a semester I will be roughly 80 years of age when I graduate; but oh, the wonderful things I am learning and the great people I am meeting.

I have been blessed to be able to associate with many fine academics in the last several years, some of whom have passed on to the next university of life.  At 90 years and over they never stop learning and enjoying what life has to offer even when health and life circumstances are not the ideal.  They have set an example for me to follow and and I am grateful to them.

I think my quest for learning began when I first became involved with the LDS church.  It was such a great environment for education starting with the old Relief Society Cultural Refinement Lessons.  I started to learn about cultures in other countries and about art, music, poetry, and literature of the top people in each country.  Anyway I guess that is enough for my first post.


  1. So excited to keep up with you on your new blog. You can visit mine at ... I post a couple of times a month. Love and miss you!

  2. Awesome, Judy. I do not know if you remember, but you used to write the most wonderful and long letters back in the day when people didn't phone so much. I still have some. They were always newsy and interesting. I think you will be a natural at blogging! I am so glad you are doing this!

  3. And a great first post it is! I love the look of the new blog and I'm excited that you have chosen to join the blogging world. :) I look forward to reading about your adventures in school, in meeting new people and in living life in general!