Every year I challenge myself to do something bold and different. This is not to say that I've followed through with everything, but I figure this year I will put it out into the atmosphere.
1. How to swim.
Last year I enrolled my son in swimming lessons because I see it as a life saving necessity. In 2008, MSNBC reported that 60% of African American children do not know how to swim. I'm not surprised by this statistic given the lack of access in some communities, but I am determined to make sure that my family doesn't continue to have a fear of water.
2. How to code.
As an undergraduate I took a basic course on HTML and learned how to build a website. While I still remember a little, I would love to take my knowledge to the next level. Thanks to websites like Code Academy I can learn on my own and it's FREE.
3. How to shoot an arrow.
My Dad and eldest brother are avid bowmen and I think I'm secretly jealous. There's an archery shop near my home. It's on.
What are you looking forward to learning in the new year?