One of the great gifts of our existence on this Earth is our ability to learn, and to keep learning new things throughout our lifetime. A couple of weeks ago, I was up at Mount Washington for the weekend with some friends, where I learned to snowboard. I spent years on skis, but after not having been on a mountain in about 8 years, I decided to give ‘boarding a try. After many bruises, I finally got the hang of it and was having a great time. I love learning new things, and there are so many places to learn: how-to books, cooking shows, the Internet. Sometimes I catch myself being lost in Wikipedia like this.
As a REALTOR®, I am required to maintain and upgrade my skills and knowledge in an ever-changing profession. In order to maintain my license, I must obtain at least 18 credits from recognized courses and seminars, as well as attend yearly legal update programs. This is completely necessary, as the law surrounding real estate is always changing, and there are new tools and techniques related to my profession that come about all the time. Mandating education only makes a profession stronger and better able to serve the public at large.
Soon, I’ll be graduating from UBC’s Sauder School Of Business with a Diploma in Urban Land Economics. I’ve been taking courses through distance education for the last year and a half towards it. I’ve been enjoying the challenging work, which has enabled me to learn more about the profession I am so proud to be a part of. Eventually, I’d like to complete a full business degree in real estate, all of which is possible through UBC’s fabulous distance education programs.
I’ll never stop learning, there’s too much stuff out there to know.
And the more I know, the better I’ll do when I finally appear on Jeopardy!