Grades were always really important to me. I was a good student, but a little on the nerdy side. I was very interested in science, electronics, and reading informational books far more than novels. My bachelor’s degree in college was Sociology with a certification in Criminology and Corrections, an emphasis in Abnormal Psychology, and a Spanish minor. I absolutely love learning and studying new material, especially if it means getting certified in something. I don’t often read novels or anything for pure entertainment purposes because I can’t find the time. At any given moment, I’m probably reading four different books for informational motives (biographies, human psychology, historic events, career manuals, etc.). Because of the amount of reading I do, I took a certification course in speed reading to absorb material more quickly. On a good day, I average about 800 wpm (words per minute), whereas before I started the course I was reading at a dismal 250 wpm. If you’re interested in some of the books I’ve read, check out my Goodreads profile HERE.
I love studying languages too. I lived in Chile for a few years and became fluent in Spanish. Then I lived in Australia for a year and became fluent in Australian. I’m currently studying Italian. Once I become semi-fluent in that language, I’ll go back to studying Greek so I can communicate with my relatives in Athens when I visit. I need to be able to tell them, “I can’t eat another bite of your delicious food or I’ll explode.”